Man Who Robbed Cake Shop in Kota Samarahan, Sarawak Using Toy Gun Says He Was High

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source: The Borneo Post

A man who came in toy-gun blazing and robbed a cake shop in Kota Samarahan, Sarawak has been arrested by police. District police chief DSP Sudirman Kram said the 24-year old suspect, who hails from Sibu was apprehended at a motel around 5:20pm on Wednesday (June 23).

The cake shop’s worker told police that the suspect, who wore a helmet and face mask, entered the premises at Medan Universiti at 4:40pm on 20 June and bought a drink, The Borneo Post reported.

“While paying, the suspect pointed a gun at the worker and demanded the money inside. After getting a sum of cash, he fled the scene using a motorcycle,” he said in a statement yesterday (June 24).

Sudirman said after the arrest, the suspect told police that he was under the influence of drugs when the incident took place. “He said he bought the toy pistol the day before the robbery at a shop in Kuching,” he added.

Investigations found that the suspect had past criminal records for theft and housebreaking, and was detained under the Prevention of Crime Act 1959 which ended on April 17 this year.

The suspect is being held at the Kota Samarahan district police headquarters lockup. Sudirman said police will apply for a remand order to facilitate investigations under Section 395 of the Penal Code.

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