Snatch Thief Suspected of Murder and 300 Thefts Arrested

5 May 2010
Kuala Lumpur

A snatch thief who may have caused the death of a man at a restaurant five months ago and committed over 300 thefts since then has been arrested. The 22-year-old suspect was caught at a stall in Bandar Tun Razak, Cheras, on 25 April 2010.

The suspect worked with an accomplice, targeting single victims wearing chains or carrying handbags. He was previously detained under the Emergency Ordinance for another murder case when he was 18 years old.

Police believe that with this arrest they can solve 60 snatch theft cases reported in Cheras. They are on the lookout for the suspect’s accomplice.

On 8 December 2009, 33-year-old Abdul Rahman Mohd Kalidin was riding on his motorcycle with his wife, Noriha Abd Rahman, along Jalan Perkasa 2, Taman Maluri when the suspect allegedly tried to snatch Noriha’s handbag. As a result, Abdul Rahman died on the spot from serious head injuries succumbed when his motorcycle crashed into the wall of a house while Noriha fractured her right arm and leg.

Straits Times Online, The – Killer snatch thief nabbed five months later

New Straits Times – Caught — after 300 snatch thefts

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