Police nab jobless man in convenience store robberies

LANGKAWI (Bernama) – Police arrested a jobless man believed to have been involved in a spate of robberies around the island, early yesterday.

Langkawi Police Chief Superintendent Mohd Iqbal Ibrahim said the 44-year-old suspect was nabbed by a police team at 2.15am near a petrol station in Jalan Padang Matsirat. “The suspect admitted being involved in the robbery at a convenience store in Jalan Kelibang on Saturday with losses estimated at RM260.

“He also admitted being involved in three other robberies at 24-hour convenience stores in the district,” he said in a statement yesterday.

Police seized several items such as clothes, trousers, a small knife, headgear, gloves, backpack and shoes believed to have been used by the suspect to commit the robberies.

Mohd Iqbal said the suspect who had a previous record for fighting, was remanded for seven days from yesterday for further investigation.