KUCHING: Head of Sarawak CID, SAC Dato’ Dev Kumar confirmed that a suspect has been arrested at 2pm on Wednesday while hiding in an empty water container near an abandoned hut near a jungle at Kampung Suba Buan, Bau-Lundu Road.
Dev said a 4WD vehicle owner has reported that his vehicle has gone missing when he wanted to fetch it after having breakfast with his friend at a coffee shop at Jalan Penrissen here at 8am.
After the owner lodged a police report, a few hours later at about 11am, members of the public saw two men running out of the stolen vehicle after it collided with a car at Kpg Suba Buan at the Bau-Lundu Road.
When police arrived at the scene they used their K9 Unit to track down the suspects. One of the suspects, aged 22 was arrested while the other escaped into the jungle. Dev said the suspect was released from the Henry Gurney School in Sabah last May and is jobless. He is being detained for further questioning.