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Wednesday October 9, 2013 MYT 11:22:26 AM
by chan li leen
Recovering: Yang showing his injured hand at the hospital in Teluk Intan, Perak.
IPOH: An elderly man confronted two robbers who threatened to kill him if he did not drop the parang he was holding.
Yang Ho Chai, 62, tried to fight off the robbers at his home in Teluk Intan, about 100km from here, during a burglary at 3am yesterday.
But, he was shot in his right palm and eventually lost his Ford Fiesta.
Hilir Perak OCPD Asst Comm Goh Kok Liang said during the incident, the victim heard noises coming from the ground floor of his Taman Impian house in Changkat Jong when he woke up to answer nature’s call.
“After coming out of the bedroom, he stumbled upon two men with their faces covered in white clothes.
“One of them was armed with a parang while the other was holding a weapon wrapped in cloth,” he said.
He said Yang started screaming and ran back into his bedroom to get a parang.
“The robber with the pistol threatened to open fire. But the victim refused to drop his parang and the robber opened fire.
“The robbers then rushed downstairs and drove away in the victim’s car,” he said, adding that the suspects had gained entry by forcing open the front door of the house.
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