11 February 2017
LABUAN – A 22-year-old Filipino masseuse was hit and robbed by two local male suspects at a hotel lobby here on February 7.
Labuan Police Chief, Superintedent Adzhar Othman (pic) today spoke to the media that the masseuse was approached by two unidentified men on the day at 6 am before the incident occurred.
“After being hit and robbed, the victim then ran to her quarters that located next to the hotel at the town,” he said.
Adzhar told further that based on the police initial investigation, the victim who was just finished her work did return back to her quarters with her other colleagues.
“When the victim was in her quarters, a quarrel occurred between her and her housemate which prompted the former to go down to outside heading to the nearby hotel lobby.
“While, she was walking inside the hotel lobby, she saw two of the suspects at outside the hotel. When, the victim entered into the lobby, the two suspects followed her.
“Both of the suspects tried to carry the victim out from the hotel, but the latter resisted. She was then hit and fell to the ground before robbing her belongings,” he said, adding that the victim then ran away to her quarters and contacted her male friend for help.
It was learned that the male friend with his other friend went to the hotel where the incident took place to check the CCTV record to identify the suspects.
Adzhar spoke that one of the suspects aged 23 was traced by the members of public in Kampung Gersik Baru on the same day at 8.30pm where the latter handed over the suspect to the police at police station for further action.
“The suspect will be investigated under Section 395 Penal Code. The suspect who was tested positive for consuming drug was also ever convicted previously under Section 12(2), Section 15 (1)(a) and Section 3(1) Dangerous Drug Act 1983,” he said, adding that the suspect would be remanded for one week until this February 15.
Meanwhile, the police is working on finding the other suspect who is still at large.