BALIK PULAU: They are aged just 14 and 15, but already, the boys have notched 16 motorcycle thefts over the past month.
Their activities came to light during an operation, three days ago, when a police team nabbed one of the teenagers riding a motorcycle in Batu Maung near here.
Upon questioning, the 14-year-old led the police to a house nearby, where his accomplice was found in possession of four stolen motorcycles.
Deputy Barat Daya police chief Superintendent Lai Fah Hin told reporters today, the 14-year-old suspect had just been released from a rehabilitation centre in Paya Terubong early last month.
He said initial investigations revealed the duo had used a set of modified keys to steal the machines, adding that they had a 'middle-man' who bought the loot at between RM50 and RM200 each.
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