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'Fendy EX5' among group of motorcycle thieves arrested

The Star Online logo The Star Online 10/8/2017 By JO TIMBUONG

KUALA LUMPUR: After targeting apartment blocks for four months, a group of motorcycle thieves ran out of luck as police caught up with their antics.   

Brickfields OCPD Asst Comm Ruslan Khalid said one of those nabbed was a man who went by the moniker “Fendy EX5” for his penchant of stealing only the zippy Honda EX5.   

It is the learned that the 27-year-old also has previous records for drug-related offences.   

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“With his arrest, police have managed to solve about seven cases of Honda EX5 thefts in Taman Sri Sentosa and Petaling Utama in Selangor,” ACP Ruslan said on Thursday.   

Two men in their 30s, believed to be the accomplices of Fendy EX5, were also arrested.   

One of them has several past records for theft, criminal breach of trust and drug related offences.   

ACP Ruslan said the men would operate in broad daylight, targeting motorcycles parked at apartment blocks.   

“They would use a screwdriver and it would take them just five minutes to commit the crime,” he said, adding that they managed to retrieve three Honda EX5s.   

In a separate case, police arrested three men, aged between 26 and 32, who were believed to be responsible for at least 15 snatch theft incidents in Bangsar, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Damansara and Petaling Jaya.   

“One of the suspects even confessed targeting five more areas that day if police had not arrested them,” ACP Ruslan said.   

He said the group would wear helmets with heavily tinted visors to avoid being identified.   

ACP Ruslan said the men were stopped by officers from the Pantai police station who had tailed them after noticing their suspicious behaviour at a petrol station.   

When they were arrested, police found seven broken gold necklaces and a locket hidden inside a yogurt drink bottle.   

ACP Ruslan said the officers who stopped the thieves would be given a certificate of commendation for their effort.  

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