KUALA SELANGOR: A family went through a harrowing time at the mercy of four armed robbers in the wee hours of the morning at their home in Kampung Berkat in Ijok, near here.
Three of the robbers were later shot dead following a high-speed chase that ended with their getaway car crashing and turning turtle.
Another robber fled into a nearby oil palm plantation yesterday. They were all believed to be foreigners.
Recalling the family’s terrifying moments, college student Mohd Aminudin Abdul Rahim, 20, said the robbers stormed into their two-storey wooden home at about 3am through the ground floor bathroom.
The civil engineering diploma student said he and a younger brother were sleeping on the upper floor when they were awoken by the robbers.
Three of them were armed with a parang, sickle and crowbar.
They then woke up their three other young siblings as well as his father Abdul Rahim Din, 46, and mother Noryatimah Jamal, 42.
“The four men, one wearing a mask, forced us into the living room and tied my hands up.
“They also tied my father and younger brother,” he said, adding that that his mother and his three young siblings were not tied.
The robbers ransacked the house for about 30 minutes and left with a laptop, six mobile phones and about RM1,500 in cash.
Mohd Aminudin and his family were not harmed.
As the robbers made their getaway, the youngster managed to free himself and dashed out of the house to chase after the culprits.
“After a while, I saw a police car and the cops advised me to return home,” he said.
Selangor CID chief SAC Mohd Adnan Abdullah said police received a distress call at about 3am.
“Police rushed to the scene and spotted a Proton Wira driving away,” he said, adding that a three-kilometre high-speed chase followed along Jalan Parit Mahang.
Police recovered the stolen money, laptop and the handphone along with two pistols, a parang.
They believed that with the trio’s death, police had solved five out of the 13 robbery cases in Selangor since the year began.
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