IPOH: Police believe the arrest of two suspects involved in an arson case at Taman Badrishah in Lahat here yesterday, would help solve four cases of mischief involving fire and properties defiled with paint around Ipoh.

Ipoh police chief ACP Yahaya Hassan said the two suspects, aged 27 and 44, were detained at a petrol station in Jalan Besar Chemor at about 6.30 pm yesterday.

“Police also confiscated case items including a Proton Saga BLM car, mobile phones and clothes from the suspects,“ he said here today.

He added that initial investigations revealed that the two suspects were hired through an advertisement on Facebook by an anonymous person who only communicated with them through the Whatsapp application.

“They admitted to committing mischief since the beginning of this month, but we believe they are not new to this work and the investigation is still ongoing,“ he said adding that the duo who had 13 and 20 previous criminal and narcotics cases, also tested positive for methamphetamine.

Yesterday morning, the fire department were alerted that a Proton X50 car parked in the garage of a house was on fire and the fire had spread to other parts of the house. -Bernama

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