TAWAU, Oct 14 — Police have detained a 37-year-old illegal immigrant who tried to rob a convenience store at Jalan Kuhara here at midnight.
District police chief, ACP Fadil Marsus said the suspect wearing a mask and helmet had barged into the store and pointed a samurai sword at the counter staff while demanding for cash.
However, a police team on crime prevention patrol happened to be in the area and saw the incident. They rushed into the store within a minute and shouted, “Police!” but the suspect would not cooperate forcing the personnel to use minimal aggression to accost him, said Fadil.
Police seized a sword, screwdriver and face mask, he said in a statement here today.
Fadil said Investigations revealed the suspect also tested positive for syabu, had a previous conviction record for drugs and illegal entry and was deported to the Philippines in 2006, under Section 6(1)(C) of the Immigration Act 1959/63. — Bernama