Cops hunting for would-be burglars

Padawan deputy police chief DSP Lim Jaw Shyong

KUCHING: Police are looking for two men caught on CCTV trying to break into a double-storey house in the Moyanezee housing area, Jalan Batu Kawa here last Sunday (May 2).

“The owner, 40, immediately rushed home but the suspects had fled.

“He then made a sweep of the house and found that the locks on the gate and back door were damaged. The burglars did not manage to enter the premises,” said Padawan deputy police chief DSP Lim Jaw Shyong.

No items were taken and the damage is estimated at around RM500.

The house was completed recently and yet to be occupied. The houses on the left and right are also unoccupied.

DSP Lim added that only three houses in the residential area were occupied.

“The house owner had installed CCTV and motion detectors in front of his house.

“From the footage, two men were seen trying to enter the house (around 7.20am) but they failed and fled,” he stated, adding that the men were driving a white lorry with an unidentified registration number.

The case is being investigated under Section 457 and Section 511 of the Penal Code.