Police Identify Suspect Involved In Breaking Into Deputy Minister’s House

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Dato' Sri Dr. James Dawos Mamit, Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment

PUTRAJAYA, Aug 12 – Police have identified the suspect involved in breaking into the house of a deputy minister in Presint 10 here on Sunday.

Putrajaya District Police chief ACP Rosly Hassan said the Myanmarese suspect, aged 23, was identified by his fingerprints on a glass jar in the house.

“Inspection found 15 fingerprints on the food container but further analysis revealed the suspect’s finger prints to be more dominant and still new.

“The fingerprints matched the personal data of the suspect who were detained by the Penang Immigration in 2010 before being deported back,” he told a media conference at the Putrajaya District Police Station here today.

In the incident, the victim who had occupied the house since March 2010 lost a laptop, wrist watch and cash with losses incurred amounting to RM28,300.

The incident was believed to have occurred when the deputy minister and his wife were in Kuching, Sarawak on official duty and only realised his house was broken into by a thief after returning home on Sunday when he discovered his rear window prised open.

Rosly said the suspect, who had re-entered Malaysia after being deported for entering the country illegally, was believed to be in the vicinity of Putrajaya, Bangi, Sepang and Banting.

Police have mounted a manhunt for the suspect.

He said the incident was believed to have involved more one individual based on information from the public who allegedly saw a vehicle hovering in front of the house at that time.

Generally the residential area in Putrajaya was safe with only 33 cases of house break-in recorded so far this year, he said.- BERNAMA

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