Young thieves target grilles

A photograph showing a girl waiting on her motorcycle while her male partner is seen carrying the aluminium grilles.

WHILE most teenagers are holidaying with their family, or some even attending extra tuition classes during the school holidays, a group of teenagers have been seen stealing aluminium grilles from unoccupied shophouses in Bandar Meru Raya.

The last row of shophouses at Jalan Meru Bestari, which only has three occupants, was the latest target for the group of teenagers to steal the aluminium grilles in broad daylight.

One of the occupants, who declined to be named, said she had taken a photograph of a teenager waiting on her motorcycle while her male accomplice got the loot.

“I saw her zooming off a few times, whenever a vehicle passes by, then she comes back to the same spot to wait for her partner in crime.

“The next thing I see, another teenage boy comes out from one of the units with the aluminium grilles and they speed off,” she added.

She said about two weeks ago, the security guard there told her that someone tried to break into her unit, but they were unable to do so because the door was fastened with a latch from the inside.

However, the aluminium grilles at the other units were missing, and I decided it was best for me to lodge a report at the Jelapang police station.

She said last week, at about 7pm, she heard hammering sounds and when she looked out from her window, she saw a few boys breaking into other units.

“When they saw me, they ran away, then the next day at about 2pm, I heard someone revving their motorcycle engine.

“When I looked out of the window that is when I saw the girl on the motorcycle, and quickly managed to take a photograph,” she said.

On Dec 18, she said when she came to her office she saw some of the aluminium grilles from her unit missing.

She said she dialled 911, and that a patrol car arrived at the scene, and took down details.

She said the security guard had hurt himself in the process of chasing the thieves, and that they managed to escape.

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