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Youth stabs man in failed robbery bid

BUKIT MERTAJAM: Police arrested a 19-year-old youth after he stabbed his victim five times during a botched robbery outside a supermarket in Jalan Alma here.
Central Seberang Prai OCPD Asst Comm Nik Ros Azhan Nik Abdul Hamid said the suspect would be remanded until Sunday to enable investigation under Section 394 of the Penal Code.
“The suspect has no criminal record and his urine tested negative for drugs.
“We are recording statements from eyewitnesses as there was no CCTV at the scene,” he said yesterday.
“The suspect caught up with Ooi at a food court nearby and started to stab him.
“Passers-by quickly rushed to help Ooi. They apprehended the suspect and tied him with ropes before handing him over to us. A knife was recovered from the scene,” he said.
ACP Nik Ros said Ooi sustained stab wounds on his body, his left chest, his back and also left shoulder.
“He is now being warded at the Seberang Jaya Hospital in stable condition,” said ACP Nik Ros.
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