SERDANG, Nov 26 — The tactics of three members of the Kin Gang who passed themselves off as exercise enthusiasts before breaking into a house were finally revealed after three members of the group were arrested by the police last Thursday.
Serdang district police chief ACP Razali Abu Samah said two male suspects, aged 44 and 52, were arrested while trying to escape after failing to break into an apartment in Seri Kembangan at about 12.20pm.
According to him, following the arrests, police nabbed a 41-year-old woman in Taman Sungai Besi, Kuala Lumpur on the same day, checks found that the suspects had five to 14 criminal and drug records.
“Preliminary investigation found that the group, which has been active for the past five months, wore sports clothings and pretended to perform exercises in a residential area during the day.
“Each member has his own role, namely, to break into the house, monitor the surrounding situation and wait in the vehicle,” he said at a press conference at the Serdang district police headquarters here, today.
He said police seized two cars, various housebreaking tools, some antiques and other items estimated to be worth RM10,000 following the arrests of the three suspects.
He said the initial urine screening test found that the suspects were positive on methamphetamine.
He added that the suspects were currently remanded until Dec 2, to assist in the investigation under Section 457 of the Penal Code.
The police also managed to solve 10 burglary cases in the Serdang, Petaling Jaya and Brickfields districts suspected of being masterminded by the group, he added.
Meanwhile, in a separate case, Razali said a 28-year-old man was arrested after trying to smuggle 13 sacks containing 10,594 boxes of contraband cigarettes estimated to be worth RM100,000 while passing through a roadblock (SJR) on the main road in Seri Kembangan, yesterday at 11am.