Five petrol station robberies solved with woman’s arrest

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MELAKA: Police have solved five burglary cases involving petrol stations here following the arrest of a woman.

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Melaka Tengah district police chief Afzanizar Ahmad said the 48-year-old suspect was detained in Taman Peringgit Ria on July 11.

Early investigations reveal that the woman acted alone and is believed to have been active from mid-June to early this month.

“The suspect often wore a hoodie jacket when breaking into petrol stations between 3am and 7am.

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“Total loss from the burglaries is valued at RM5,000, including cash and damage to the premises,” he said in a statement today.

The suspect has previous criminal records and tested positive for drugs, he added.-BERNAMA