Computer warehouse robbery goes awry

  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 10 Sep 2003


KUALA LUMPUR: The well-executed plan of a group of seven robbers went awry when two of them were arrested at a computer warehouse in Kawasan Perindustrian Kinrara early on Monday. 

The robbers had initially stolen two lorries in Petaling Jaya and it is believed it was their plan to use the vehicles to cart away goods from the warehouse they were planning to rob. 

At 11pm on Sunday, the gang stole a five-tonne lorry, which was parked near an industrial area in Bandar Baru Puchong Jaya. 

About three hours later, they stole a bonded lorry from the rest area along the Kesas Highway near USJ. 

Cheras OCPD Asst Comm Mohd Noor Masdar said a team of policemen suspected something amiss when they spotted two men standing outside the warehouse early on Monday. 

“Two of the suspects, aged 24 and 31, fled on foot when they saw the patrol car, but the police gave chase and apprehended the suspects. 

“When the other robbers saw the commotion, they got into the bonded lorry and escaped with laptops worth RM200,000,” he said when contacted yesterday. 

The whereabouts of the five-tonne lorry is unknown. 

When police inspected the warehouse later, they discovered that four of the warehouse's guards, in their 20s, had been bound and gagged and kept locked in the guard house. 

Initial investigations revealed that the warehouse was not connected to any central monitoring station (CMS). 

The suspects are believed to be involved in several warehouse robberies in the Klang Valley over the past year.  

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