Published: Wednesday June 27, 2012 MYT 9:59:00 PM
Mall car park attacker nabbed
KUALA LUMPUR: Police have made a major breakthrough in the horrific car park attack on a woman during a robbery at a shopping complex last Friday, with the arrest of an unemployed man at 3am Wednesday.
The unemployed man, believed to be the leader of 'Geng Khairul', is believed to be involved in the attack on a woman while she was heading to her car.
The 21-year-old suspect from Gerik, Perak was detained at a house in Taman Desa, Brickfields at 3am and recovered some items stolen from the victim at the car park, said Brickfields police deputy chief Supt Aida Abdul Hamid.
"We also seized a pair of jeans, a T-shirt and a 29cm knife," she told reporters here, adding that the suspect had previous criminal records.
Aida said following the arrest of the suspect, police detained another two teenagers, one of them believed to be the suspect's fiancee, for questioning.
The 19-year-old teenage girl was from Ampang, Selangor while the 16-year-old student lived near the suspect's house.
"The suspect had borrowed a bag from his fiancee and kept all the stolen goods in the bag. The student acts as the middleman to sell the stolen handphone," said Aida.
During the 10.30pm incident on Friday near an entrance to a cinema, a 24-year-old woman was attacked, robbed and stabbed in her chest during the robbery and needed 12 stitches.
She lost her identity card, credit cards and hand phone. - Bernama