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Published: Tuesday December 17, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Tuesday December 17, 2013 MYT 7:30:42 AM

Shop owner slashed and robbed of RM1,000

Badly injured: Medical attendants attending to Siew at his shop.

Badly injured: Medical attendants attending to Siew at his shop.

ALOR SETAR: A 38-year-old prayer paraphernalia shop owner was slas­hed and robbed of RM1,000 by a parang-wielding man and his three accomplices in Jalan Simpang Kuala here.

Siew Chan Ming said he was about to close up when the four men bar­ged into his shop at 12.30am yesterday.

“Two of them tried to snatch my waist pouch and I put up a fight. The parang-wielding man slashed me on the shoulder, left hand and face during the scuffle before they fled with my handphone and the day’s takings,” he said at the Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital here.

Kota Setar CID chief Deputy Supt V. Saravanan said the victim was reported to be in stable condition, adding that the case had been classified as voluntarily causing hurt during a robbery.

Two weeks ago, Siew escaped a robbery attempt which also occurred at about midnight.

Relating the previous case, a worker who wished to be known only as Pak Long said: “Two men men came out of a car and headed towards my boss who was standing outside the shop. He managed to run to a nearby restaurant and the robbers left empty handed.”

On yesterday’s incident, Pak Long said he was sleeping outside on a chair when he was awakened by a loud sound from inside the shop.

“I saw two men wearing helmets waiting at the door and, shortly after, two others came out of the shop. They fled on two motorcycles parked outside.

“After they left, my employer ran out of the shop with blood on his face and body. He was rushed to the hospital,” he added.

Tags / Keywords: Courts & Crime, robbery, prayer paraphernalia

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