Monday September 10, 2012
7-Eleven robberies look solved
By LEONARD PHANG
KUCHING: After two 7-Eleven outlets were robbed early Satur-day morning, police took prompt action in locating a black Toyota Hilux that was used in the robberies.
Police found the vehicle near a nightspot at Jalan Airport around 11.30pm during an operation led by Inspector Ahmad Naim Ayup.
When the police reached the place, they found the 20-year-old driver of the vehicle from Jalan Batu Kitang and apprehended him.
After being questioned, the driver brought the police to his house at Batu Kitang.
There the police found a kwangtau (Chinese sword), rotan and four articles of clothing used in the robberies.
According to a police spokes-man, the driver admitted that he robbed the retail shop and he did it with his elder brother who was in the Sarawak General Hospital at press time.
The brother was believed to have consumed weed-killer on Saturday evening after he quarrelled with his wife.
The wife followed them to the 7-Eleven outlets that day and was in the vehicle all the time.
The brothers took RM180 and 50 packs of cigarettes from the two outlets within 45 minutes after 2am on Saturday.
Both the outlets were at 101 commercial centre in Stampin and Kota Sentosa.
The brothers entered the shops with their faces covered with shirts and threatened the employees with their kwangtau and rotan sticks.
The police are now investigating the case.