Ex-con’s two days of freedom end with snatch theft

IPOH: Two days after being released from Tapah Prison, a 31-year-old man was rearrested for a snatch theft at Jalan Horley this afternoon.

Two Bernama journalists who were passing by snapped a photograph of the motorcycle being used in the robbery and provided the information to the police.

Acting Ipoh district police chief Supt Mohamad Nordin Abdullah said the suspect had served eight months in jail for drug-related offences. He was arrested in Jelapang at 8pm.

The suspect, believed to be the pillion-rider on a motorcycle, approached a woman and snatched her handbag causing her to fall and injuring her left elbow,” he said.

The victim lodged a police report an hour later at 1.30pm. She said her handbag contained identification documents, bank cards and RM300 in cash.

Mohamad Nordin said the former convict was detained in less than eight hours and police were looking for another suspect.

He thanked the journalists for contacting and providing information to the police.