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Thief collects loot, then takes a nap on sofa

By Lynn Curwin     Sep 19, 2010 in Crime
George Town - A burglar in Malaysia gathered up jewellery and watches but then feel asleep on the homeowner’s sofa. He was still there when the family returned home.
The woman, who had just come back from a vacation with her husband and two children, found the man napping on a sofa around 4pm on September 17.
“They were shocked to find the living room in a mess and a car belonging to the suspect parked in front of the house,” The Star (of Malaysia) quoted George Town OCPD Asst Comm Gan Kong Meng as saying.
“When his wife went up the upper floor to check the bedrooms, she was surprised to find a stranger taking a nap in her son’s room.
“The family then called the police.”
The man went out through a kitchen window of the double-storey house in Sungai Nibong, got into his car and took off, but police caught him following a 50 mile chase.
Several tolls used for house break-ins were found in the car and it was discovered that the man has 14 previous convictions for criminal and drug related offences.
The items collected from the family’s home were worth about 10,000 ringgit ($3,200, £2,000).
The 42-year-old claimed to be a state assemblyman’s assistant, but the official denied the suspect was working for him.
The man is now being called the Goldilocks burglar in Malaysia.
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