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2 students held over robbery

2010/12/01

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KUALA TERENGGANU: Two youths who made off with RM2,500 after robbing a
convenient store were detained barely two hours later and the loot was recovered.

In the 5.55am incident, two masked men armed with knives and wearing helmets entered the
24-hour convenient store near Kampung Geliga in Chukai and held-up three shop assistants
before escaping with cash from previous night's collection.

One of the shop assistants alerted the Chukai police station and from information gathered, a
police team raided a house in Taman Perwaja, Chukai at 8.30am and arrested a 22-year-old
student.

The suspect led police to his accomplice, a 20-year-old student from Bachok, who was hiding
in the ceiling of a nearby house.

"We seized a homemade pistol, two shotgun cartridges, a black jacket, a knife, a blue dress
and two pairs of grey gloves, from the second suspect," said state police chief Datuk Mohd
Shukri Dahlan.

"Our investigations revealed that the gun was given to the second suspect by a trader. We
arrested the 39-year old trader at his house in Jalan Jakar about six hours later."

Dahlan said the trio are being investigated for possessing the homemade pistol and two
cartridgesn and for possessing a knife.

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