Published: Sunday October 28, 2012 MYT 5:41:00 PM
Updated: Sunday October 28, 2012 MYT 7:04:30 PM
Four men nabbed attempting to break into Lee Lam Thye’s house
KUALA LUMPUR: Police arrested four men attempting to break into the house of Malaysian Crime Prevention Foundation chairman Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye in Taman Maluri, Cheras here on Sunday.
Cheras police chief ACP Mohan Singh Tara Singh said in the incident at about 5am, police on patrol stumbled upon two men trying to climb over the wall into Lee's house.
"When they were aware of the presence of police, the two suspects dashed into a Mercedes Benz and fled.
Police pursued the suspects who later crashed their car into the Pertiwi Condominium security post barrier about one kilometer from Lee's house," Mohan told reporters here Sunday.
He said police fired seven shots to avoid being hit by the suspects' car and arrested four men aged between 30 and 40 years.
Mohan said one of the suspects was injured on the head by glass splinters and police found several burglary and car theft tools in their car.
Also found were stolen items such as a watch, five car keys and several mobile phones.
All suspects were held under remand for four days, he said.
Meanwhile Lee when contacted by Bernama said he was grateful to police for their quick action in apprehending the suspects.
"I understand from the patrol unit that there were criminals trying to break into my house. At that time I was at home with my wife and domestic helper," he said. - Bernama