KUANTAN: Police arrested a 35-year-old thief after chasing him for about one kilometre at Lorong Kubang Buaya here on Friday.
The drug addict had earlier broken into a marketing manager's house in the area and made off with a laptop, RM400 cash and a handphone.
In the 4.15am incident, the suspect entered the house through the kitchen door.
A neighbour, who is a policeman, alerted a police patrol unit after he heard a noise and saw an unidentified man in the house.
State CID deputy chief Superintendent Mohd Haris Daud said the suspect was shocked when he saw several policemen outside the house and fled the scene.
The policemen gave chase and apprehended him. They recovered several housebreaking tools in the suspect's bag including an iron cutter, screwdriver, spanners, scissors and a face mask.