MORE Pics – RAPE Suspect IDENTIFIED and SURRENDERED to PJ Police after RAPING Twice 24 year old AIR Stewardess abducted from CENTRE POINT on June 12
Update:(July 18 2006) The suspect has since been released on Jul 13 06, as the DNA confirmed his innonece an also the victim could not positively identified him. He should have cleared himself very much earlier to avoid the embarassment of his namr and photo of being released by the Police and published in the NST. Accordingly his photos and name have been taken off from this post. But thoes in the NST ( and other papers) will be forever as part of their archive.
Thanks Jon for the alert.
the complex three days before the incident, probably looking for victims.
The suspect was detained at the station and the police will file for his remand tomorrow. The NST reported today the Selangor police chief has identified the man.
The image of the man was obtained from closed-circuit television footage taken in the car park on the night of the rape on June 12.
Here is the Full NST report dated - Saturday 08 Jul 2006
Caught on CCTV but still to be caught: Rape suspect identified
SHAH ALAM: This is the suspect in the rape of a 24-year-old stewardess at the Centrepoint shopping complex basement car park in Bandar Utama last month.
Selangor police have identified him .
Selangor police deputy CID chief Assistant Commissioner Mohd Kamarudin Md Din said the image of the man was obtained from closed-circuit television footage taken in the car park on the night of the rape on June 12.
"We have learnt from those working there that the man is a regular customer in restaurants in the complex. We need the assistance of the public to help track him down," said Kamarudin.
He added the man was seen spending long hours alone having drinks in outlets within the complex three days before the incident.
In the 8.40pm incident, the man was caught on CCTV stalking the stewardess, who had gone to the complex to buy milk for her six-month-old infant. He was first seen walking down the stairs from the ground floor of the car park, where he shielded his face with a baseball cap and loitered for several minutes.
The woman drove in and as she left her car, the man was seen walking towards the vehicle, where he hid behind a pillar near the vehicle.
The 30-minute footage from four CCTVs showed the woman returning to the car and the man pushing her into it. He then took over the wheel and remained in the car for 10 minutes before driving it around the car park looking for an unmanned exit.
He then drove to a secluded spot and raped her a second time. Those who have seen the suspect are urged to call Superintendent Jamaluddin Ibrahim at 012-2073112 or 03-5514-5144/152/762 or ASP Naemah Mohd Sherrif at 012-6242092 or 03-5514-5355.
Sunday UPDATE: According to police sources the suspect denied he was involved. But if the CCTV clips show his face and the victim can identified him, then he might be in trouble. The NST reported he he had provided a DNA sample for checking.
Tye following are the from the SUNDAY Papers
the Sunday NST,
Rape suspect surrenders to police; 08 Jul 2006; Lydia Gomez
PETALING JAYA: The suspect in the rape of a stewardess in a shopping complex in Bandar Utama surrendered to police here today.
District police chief Assistant Commissioner Mohd Hazam Abdul Halim said the 27-year-old man was arrested at 10.30am and is now being held at the Petaling Jaya police headquarters.
Selangor police released his photograph yesterday, along with a shot from close-circuit television (CCTV) footage taken from the basement car park of the Centrepoint shopping complex where the incident occurred on June 12.
Mohd Hazam said the man arrested was the same person identified in newspapers. He will be remanded tomorrow.
It is learnt that the suspect is a former employee at a restaurant in the complex.
...and from SUNDAY STAR,
Abduction and rape suspect gives himself up; BY LOURDES CHARLES and MARC LOURDES
PETALING JAYA: A man, sought by the police over the abduction and rape of an air-stewardess, has surrendered to the police.
The 27-year-old self-employed man, who turned himself in at the Petaling Jaya police district headquarters at 10.30am yesterday, has a previous record for criminal breach of trust (CBT).
According to Selangor CID chief Senior Asst Comm (II) Datuk Hadi Ho Abdullah, the man has given a sample for DNA testing.
“We will be comparing it to the semen found in the car of the victim and hope to get the results as soon as possible.”
SAC II Hadi said the man has not been living in his family home in Seremban for some time but was renting a room in a house very close to the scene of the rape.
He is known to frequent various pubs and clubs in Damansara.
“We placed his Seremban address under surveillance for two weeks, but he never showed up,” said SAC II Hadi.
The man did not bring a lawyer with him when he surrendered and was accompanied by a cousin and friend.
This followed the publication of his name, home address and picture in the media yesterday identifying him as the suspect in the case.
The picture was obtained from a closed circuit television footages taken at the car park of Centrepoint shopping centre on June 12 when the 24-year-old woman was abducted and then raped somewhere in Damansara.
Update: Jul 09 830pm
The suspect in handcuffs were brought to the Majistrate court today, Sunday Jul 09 and ordered by the Majstrate to be remanded for 5 days until Jul 13 to help police in the investigations.
see the latest posting (SUN, Jul 09 06)
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