KOTA KINABALU 25/10/2012: Four men, including two foreigners, were arrested by the police for robbing three students with a dangerous weapon at a bus terminal in front of the city court on Monday.
City police chief ACP Jauteh Dikun said the incident happened when the students, aged 17 to 24, were approached by the suspects around 2.15am on October 22.
“One of the suspects then pulled out a knife and threatened the students as his accomplice robbed them of their hand phones before fleeing the scene,”
he told reporters at a press conference at the police headquarters in Karamunsing here yesterday.
Jauteh said the students immediately lodged a police report and in less than two hours, the police detained all the suspects in Segama.
The suspects, aged 19 to 26, have been remanded to be investigated under Section 395/397 of the Penal Code for gang-robbery and robbery when armed or with attempt to cause death or grievous hurt.
Under the provision, it carries a jail term of up to 20 years and liable to whipping on conviction.
In an unrelated case, seven foreign women were detained by the police for violating their social visit pass by working at a karaoke outlet.
Jauteh said the women, aged 20 to 39, were arrested at the karaoke outlet in Inanam Taipan around 11.30pm on October 18.
“Police also apprehended a 43-year-old woman, believed to be the caretaker, for hiring foreign workers without valid working documents on the same day of the raid,” he said
The caretaker would be investigated under Section 55B of the Immigration Act 1959/63 for employing foreign workers without a proper working pass, while the foreign women would be referred to the Immigration Department where they would be charged under Section 39 (b) of the Immigration Regulation 1963, added Jauteh.