'Teksi sapu' rape suspect arrested
A MAN who offered ‘teksi sapu’ (pirated taxi) services to Indonesian women in Butterworth would instead take them to a secluded place and ‘sapu’ them.
So far, four women have been his victims. They were raped and robbed of their valuables.
A fifth woman escaped his wrath as she was menstruating.
Police arrested a suspect at Bandar Sunway in Seberang Jaya on Monday following a tip-off.
Investigations revealed that the suspect had a local fiance and was supposed to get married in two weeks.
Police recovered a cellular phone and several pawnshop receipts from the suspect, Central Seberang Prai OCPD Asst Comm Dr Mohd Shah Hussin Shah said.
He told a press conference that the suspect hails from Bagan Lallang and was a charmer with woman.
Police are now investigating to determine if he was involved in similar cases in other districts.
The suspect has been remanded for four days.
Published Nov 17, 2009