Pouring out their woes: Tian Chua (right) speaking to (from left) Anba, Kow and Lim on the recent spate of break-ins in the neighbourhood
RESIDENTS of Taman Nanyang Jinjang Utara are having sleepless nights after numerous break-ins and thefts in the area.
Residents said their cars and homes had been broken into on multiple occasions, usually during the wee hours of the morning.
Long-time resident Kow Chee Kiong, 58, said his car, which was parked outside, had been broken into twice in the past six months.
“They broke in through the rear quarter window and stole everything of value in the car as well as the battery.
“Despite numerous police reports lodged, no one has been nabbed nor have the police increased their patrols in the area,” he said, adding there had been several snatch thefts too this year.
Resident Anba Nanthan Santharakasan, 29, said he had suffered RM1,000 in losses after thieves broke into his house and stole construction materials stored in the porch.
“My car was broken into four times over the past year. The situation has become so bad that we are afraid to leave the house especially at night,” he said.
Another resident Lim Swee Ann, 54, said the perpetrators were often seen escaping via a small lane at the end of Jalan Nanyang Estate,
“There are also too many entrances and exits into the neighbourhood,
“It would be good if the lane is closed,” he said.
The residents hope that Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) and the police will take measures to prevent crimes from occurring.
“We feel frequent patrols by the police and more street lights will alleviate the situation,” Kow said.
Meanwhile, Batu MP Tian Chua said he would bring the matter up with Kuala Lumpur mayor Datuk Seri Ahmad Phesal Talib.
“Although the idea of having a gated-and-guarded system was brought up, this is not feasible for this area as most of the people staying here are low-income earners.
“I will convey the residents’ wishes for better policing and sufficient street lights to the mayor. Hopefully something can be done,” he said.