IPOH, Perak state, Malaysia A robber apologised to his victim and then placed a note under her door after breaking into the woman’s apartment unit at Jalan Tun Abdul Razak here yesterday.
Ipoh district police chief ACP Mohd Ali Tamby said the suspect, aged 29, broke into the woman’s apartment, who is his neighbour, at about 4.45 am.
He said the 28-year-old victim, who is a teacher, was sleeping in the living room when she was awaken by noises and then felt someone heaped on her back.
The man then pointed a knife at her and gagged her mouth with a piece of cloth, then knocked her head very hard that she felt weak and almost fainted.
It was then that the man told her that they were neighbours and then the victim surrendered her purse for fear that she would be hurt, he said in a statement last night.
Mohd Ali said before leaving the house through the store window, the suspect told the woman that he had taken her money, totalling RM1,400, and apologised for doing so, as well as told her not to lodge a police report.
After the man had left, the woman found a note under her door, he said, adding that the woman then informed her husband, who then at work, to lodge a police report.
Following which, Mohd Ali said police arrested the suspect and seized RM1,400, a wire cutter and a handphone.
The suspect is in remand for five days for investigation, he added.
Source: NAM News Network