Home > News > Nation
Friday January 10, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Friday January 10, 2014 MYT 7:01:01 AM
by winnie yeoh
GEORGE TOWN: Four members of a family, including a juvenile have been preying on foreign workers and robbing them on the quiet streets of Mak Mandin, Butterworth.
Reminiscent of the Ma Baker gang made famous in the Boney M song, their modus operandi was simple: the mother and her sons would rob their victims of their valuables at knife-point.
But while Ma Baker had four sons who were her accomplices, the 42-year-old mother of the Mak Mandin gang had three sons aged 24, 23 and 13.
Their luck finally ran out during their latest robbery in Jalan Bagan Lalang at about 6pm on Tuesday.
The boy had asked a Nepali man, who was riding a bicycle, to help carry a bucket of fishing gear into the boot of a car.
When the unsuspecting victim stopped to help, he was held at knife-point by the two older brothers. They later sped off in a car.
The victim managed to remember the car registration number and reported the incident to his employer, who then called the voluntary patrol unit for help.
The woman and her two older sons were arrested three hours later at their flat in Teluk Air Tawar, while the youngest son was picked up from the same area the next day.
Police recovered over 10 handphones as well as several knives in the car boot.
North Seberang Prai OCPD Asst Comm Abd Rahman Ibrahim, who confirmed the case, said the four had been remanded until Jan 14 for investigations.
“We are checking if they are involved in other cases,” he said.
Tags / Keywords:
Courts Crime, mother, sons, robbery
High Court fixes Aug 12 for case management on Jill Ireland application
Desa Aman Puri dwellers suffering this Ramadan after arson
Man escapes gallows after Federal Court acquits him of drug-trafficking charges
Malaysian woman sentenced to six weeks' jail for stealing Singapore casino chips
Appeals Court upholds Thai woman's drug trafficking conviction
Additional remand for couple suspected in Kelantan child abuse case
Playing batu api not a path to heaven, says Najib
KL cabbies the worst, says UK taxi rating site
1MDB chief: We discussed company's financial situation with Fitch ratings agency
Celebrate Raya in style with GEMFIVE
The 3 unexpected life events that leave us in debt
Utility company empowers next generation of hockey players
LBU signs MoU to deliver Sarawak highway project
Gearing up for the jungle
Copyright © 1995-2015 Star Media Group Berhad (ROC 10894D)(Formerly known as Star Publications (Malaysia) Berhad)