Taman Mutiara MRT Assaulter Was Shaving His Head Bald When The Police Found Him

The 26-year-old technician thought he could conceal himself from authorities.

The 26-year-old Taman Mutiara MRT assaulter, who was arrested by the police on 18 February, was reportedly caught while shaving his head bald

According to Malay Mail, Kuala Lumpur police chief Datuk Seri Mazlan Lazim said that the man was nabbed in his flat located in Taman Cheras. 

"He shaved his head to avoid being recognised. He had a full head of hair when the robbery was committed last Thursday (14 February)," Mazlan was quoted as saying by theSun yesterday, 19 February.

The man also switched off the lights in his flat to 'trick' the police into thinking that he was not home

"He only had the lights on whenever he showered or ate," the police chief revealed.

"We managed to identify the suspect and his motorcycle after retrieving a CCTV recording from a convenience store he had robbed prior to the lift incident," he added.

According to Mazlan, the 26-year-old had held up a Bangladeshi at the convenience store he robbed on 14 February before escaping with 11 packets of cigarettes. Fifteen minutes later, he assaulted the woman at the Taman Mutiara MRT station. 

Datuk Seri Mazlan Lazim (centre)

Image via Kosmo

The man, who worked as an air-conditioning technician, confessed to eight other crimes following his arrest

"The suspect had confessed to eight cases of robberies, snatch thefts, and break-ins around Cheras that were perpetrated alone," Mazlan said, according to Malay Mail.

"He has been active in crime since 2014. He can even turn violent and aggressive if his demands are not met," the police chief added.

The eight cases do not include his four other offences that were already in the police record. 

Along with the man's arrest, the police seized multiple items from the 26-year-old's flat

The items include:

- 19 cellphones,
- Various bank cards,
- The t-shirt he wore on the day of the robbery,
- Hand tools,
- Cutting machines, and
- His motorcycle. 

The man, who is a member of Gang 08, also tested positive for ecstasy and meth when he was nabbed. 

He has been remanded until 25 February to facilitate investigations under Section 394 of the Penal Code for voluntarily causing hurt in committing robbery. 

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