The Straits Times
Published on Sep 18, 2012

Held - 'Minah Gyver' who uses paper clip to loot cars


(THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A mother of four, nicknamed Minah Gyver, has been breaking into parked cars using only a paper clip.

She was finally arrested after a four-year crime spree, Harian Metro reported. The suspect, who is in her 30s, was nabbed while trying to steal some items inside a car parked near SS15 in Subang Jaya.

The car owner was carrying out his Friday prayers at a near- by mosque when she was arrested. According to a police source, the suspect was known for her ability to break into cars using paper clips before getting away with valuables left inside.

"We had been on the lookout for her. Her tactic was to break into cars of Muslims who were performing their Friday prayers at mosques. "She has stolen various items of up to thousands of ringgit in the last four years," he added.