‘Dollar sign’ vandals strike again

KLANG: The “dollar sign” graffiti gang has struck again. The vandals sprayed the sign in red paint on 60 cars within 24 hours at several housing areas here. 

Some 25 cars parked on the road shoulders were affected in Taman Kris and Taman Eng Ann, where the mischief-makers were believed to have struck about 3am on Monday. 

Another 35 cars were affected at Taman Teluk Pulai and Taman Melawis, when the graffiti sprayers struck at between 1am and 3.30am yesterday. 

Klang OCPD Asst Comm Jamil Ayub said police do not know the motive behind the vandalism. 

He said they have compiled all previous reports of similar complaints and were now plotting the neighbourhoods where these acts had occurred. 

“Soon we will have a pattern and with this information would be able to track down the culprits,” he said, adding that the public could help by providing more information. 

“Owners of cars that have been vandalised must come forward and lodge a police report, as every shred of information is vital in ending this kind of mischief. We are fed up with this group that has caused so much inconvenience to the residents of Klang,” he said. 

For example, said ACP Jamil, only five car owners from Taman Teluk Pulai and Taman Melawis had come forward to make police reports. 

In an unrelated case, executive secretary R. Yogeswary became a snatch theft victim just as she alighted from her car in front of her house at Lorong Emas Satu in Taman Melawis. 

Two men on a motorcycle drew alongside her car and the pillion driver grabbed her briefcase and handbag. She, however, managed to hold on to the handbag. 

The thieves escaped with the briefcase which carried RM450 and several office documents. 

She said her sons, age 12 and 10, were seated in the backseat of the car when the incident occurred. 

ACP Jamil said more patrols would be conducted in the Taman Melawis neighbourhood.  

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