Rape, robbery on the bridge, Pakistani citizens arrested.

Serdang: A Pakistani man who is believed to be involved in the robbery and rape of a woman last Sunday, was arrested when he was caught running away after committing the crime on CCTV.

The 23-year-old man was arrested at a condominium in Taman Serdang Perdana, Seri Kembangan, here, at 8.30pm yesterday.

Serdang District Police Chief, Assistant Commissioner AA Anbalagan said, earlier, the police received a report from a 29-year-old woman claiming to have been raped and robbed by a man while passing through the Serdang Malayan Railway (KTM) overpass, last Sunday.

He said, in the 12.40 midnight incident, the victim, who had only been working as a part-time promoter at a shopping center in Putrajaya for a week, was on his way home in Jalan Dagang, Sungai Besi.

“The victim claimed to have been approached by an unknown man on the overpass before being raped and robbed of her mobile phone, in addition to being stabbed.

“As a result of the investigation and examination of the CCTV footage at a nearby location, the police arrested a Pakistani man suspected of being involved in the incident,” he said at a press conference at IPD Serdang, here, today.

Anbalagan said, the investigation also found that the suspect would bring a pin with which he would ask the victim to open the mobile phone using the tool to remove the sim card.

He said, the victim was also instructed to reset the mobile phone.

He said the police also arrested another 29-year-old compatriot who was believed to be an accomplice in another robbery incident on December 30.

He said that the incident caused a 20-year-old woman to lose two mobile phones and suffer an injury to her right finger.

Anbalagan said that the two suspects were not working and a check found that the first suspect had entered the country since August last year while the second suspect had been in the country for six months.

He said the suspect admitted to being involved in both incidents and the case was investigated according to 392/397 of the Penal Code, Section 376 of the Penal Code and Section 6 (1) )c) of the Immigration Act 1959/63.

“The suspect was remanded for seven days starting yesterday until January 22 to assist the investigation.

“The police are asking members of the public who have been victims of robbery to this suspect to make a police report and if they have information about suspicious individuals, they can give us information,” he said.

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