Police have detained the second suspect involved in three robberies – at a self-service laundromat, retail shop and a 24-hour convenience store – which occurred within a span of 15 minutes in Sungai Petani last week.

Kedah police chief Abd Rahim Jaafar said the 20-year-old suspect, who is unemployed and with no previous record, was arrested by the roadside in Bukit Tengah, Juru, at 7am yesterday.

The suspect is in remand for seven days beginning today for investigation under Section 395/397 of the Penal Code, Rahim said, adding that the remand order was issued by Sungai Petani Sessions Court assistant registrar Balkhis Abdul Halim.

The first suspect, aged 21, was detained on Sept 13, after his mother brought him to the Kuala Muda district police headquarters here.

Also detained was his wife, aged 30, to facilitate the investigation as she was also at the scene in a car while the robbery took place.

In the Sept 11 incident, a 37-year-old woman was robbed of her valuables, worth RM10,000, by two men while she was doing her laundry at a self-service laundromat in Taman Puteri Jaya at about 7am.

The robbery was caught on the laundromat’s CCTV and had since gone viral. The suspects then went to rob the other two premises.

– Bernama

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