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Inanam armed grab foiled
Published on: Saturday, June 23, 2018

Kota Kinabalu: A 34-year-old Suluk was nabbed by police for injuring two people in a failed robbery attempt in Inanam.

According to City Police Chief ACP M. Chandra, police received a report from a Hospital Likas medical officer at 7.30am on June 10 that a 24-year-old local sustained injuries from a sharp weapon.

"The victim was injured on his fingers, ribs and waist after he was slashed with a machete in a tussle to save his 59-year-old mother and 31-year-old sister. His sister also suffered injuries to her head.

Both victims received treatment at the hospital and are in stable condition," he said.

Chandra said at about 5.45am the same day at a housing area in Inanam, the victim's neighbour overheard someone shouting for help and ran outside to discover the victim lying in blood in front of his house.

He said the neighbour also spotted a man clad in black climb over the fence of the victim's house before running into nearby bushes. The neighbour then brought the victim to Hospital Likas for treatment.

No valuables were lost in incident.

"Following investigations and public tip-off, we arrested an undocumented Suluk at a fuel station in Manggatal at about 1.05pm on June 19.

"The next day, the suspect led us to a hilly area nearby Taman Bukit Hijau along Jalan Tuaran Bypass where we found a 47cm machete, a 44cm modified iron bar and a long-sleeved shirt hidden in a bush," he said.

The suspect, who tested positive for drugs, has been remanded until June 26 to facilitate investigations.

The case is being investigated under Section 394 of the Penal Code, which carries a jail term up to 20 years and fine or whippings, on conviction. - Jegathisan Sivanesan

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