Three ethnic Rohingya arrested for housebreaking

KULAI: Police Chief of Kulai District, Supt Tok Beng Yeow (centre) showing the items seized from the gang of three Rohingya ‘Geng Tailong’. The gang, which has been breaking into houses in the area, was caught by police on Wednesday. The items, including laptops, phones and watches are said to be worth around RM100,000. Photo courtesy of BERNAMA.

KULAI, May 29 (NNN-BERNAMA) — Malaysian police have arrested three members of a house-breaking gang known as “Tailong”, comprising three ethnic Rohingya, including a 27-year-old woman, at separate locations in Kulai and Johor Bahru two days ago.

Kulai district police chief Supt Tok Beng Yeow said the gang, active since two months ago, was believed to be responsible for 15 house breaking cases reported in Bandar Putra here.

Following their arrest, police also seized  a few handphones, jewellery, lap top, wrist watches, bags, a Perodua Myvi car and a Yamaha motorcycle, he told a media conference here today.

He said the suspects, including the two men, both aged 30, are believed to have been in Malaysia for a long time as they could speak the Malay language well.

They are in remand for seven days from yesterday to facilitate investigation, he said, adding that the police were looking for three other members of the group, known as Rahman, Hassan and Baya.