KUALA TERENGGANU: Police crippled the Kamal Roning gang whose members have been active in stealing motorcycles in Kuala Nerus and Kuala Terengganu.
This follows with the arrest of four gang members including its leader in two raids on Sept 7 and 8.
Kuala Terengganu Deputy District police chief Superintendent Suffian Sulaiman said following a tip-off, the first gang member aged 28, was detained near a driving school in Batu Enam at 8.45pm.
Suffian said a motorcycle which was reported missing in Kuala Terengganu last week, was seized with the arrest of the suspect in Tepoh.
He said the suspect led police to a house in Kampung Duyong Besar, the following day, where his gang leader, a 35-year-old was operating an illegal workshop next to his house, was arrested.
"Police seized four motorcycles which were reported missing with two of the motorcycles chassis numbers found to have been scraped, as well as four number plates.
“We also seized a Perodua Myvi from the suspect's workshop," he said here today.
He said two other members aged 26 and 33, from Kuala Terengganu were also detained near Pulau Duyong.
All of the gang members were taken to the station and were remanded to assist in the investigation until Sept 16.
Suffian said police received a break on the gang’s activities on Sept 9, when they arrested a 17-year old youth for possession of a stolen motorcycle at a roadblock at 2am. He then led to another 23-year-old suspect at his house in Kampung Masjid Haji Kadir, where he was found to be in possession of dismantled motorcycle components.
"We arrested another suspect aged 35-years-old at Kampung Bukit Payong and seized a motorcycle engine from him, while another man also aged 35, was picked up at a roadside at Jalan Kuala Berang-Bukit Payong," he added.
He said the last suspect aged 32, was detained at Kampung Chabang Tiga at 2.25am after police found him driving a Perodua Viva which was reported missing in Kampung Pengadang Baru.
"The seized vehicles, including the two cars, were worth RM100,000 and the case were being investigated under Section 379A of the motorcycle thefts," he added.