Police arrest syndicate stealing and reselling designer handbags

KUALA LUMPUR: Police arrested a man and two women, all locals, on suspicion of reselling stolen designer handbags from a local in the federal capital last Saturday.

Sentul District Police Chief ACP Beh Eng Lai said the alleged robbery took place at Solaris Dutamas here at 10:07 p.m. on November 1 and a report was filed on November 4.

He said the suspects stole two Chanel handbags and two other luxury brands Hermes and Louis Vuitton valued at RM145,288.

“On information, the police searched a house in Salak Selatan and arrested three individuals aged between 28 and 30.

“A Louis Vuitton handbag, two receipts, clothing worn by one of the suspects at the time of the incident and cash in the amount of RM22,300 believed to be proceeds from the resale of the handbags. hand stolen, were seized,” he said when contacted on Wednesday (Nov 9).

Police also raided two premises in Bukit Bintang where the items had been sold and seized three of the stolen handbags along with two purchase receipts bearing the names of the suspects.

Beh said investigations revealed the syndicate orchestrated by the 30-year-old to target designer label stores had been active since last year.

The case is being investigated under Article 380 of the Penal Code for theft from a dwelling house.

The suspect, who has three criminal records, was remanded in custody for five days until tomorrow, while the two women were released on bail on November 7. – Bernama

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