Robbers’ hunger pangs lead to arrest


PETALING JAYA: Five robbers thought they had the money in the bag, when they ganged up on a private contractor Sunday morning with sticks, parang and a samurai sword and drove off with the victim’s bag containing RM10,000.

However, the five were apprehended when they stopped at a 24-hour fast-food restaurant; not realising that their victim had tailed them and alerted the police of their whereabouts.

South Klang OCPD ACP Kamarul Zaman Mamat said the 33-year-old victim was in Jalan Batu Nilam 34B in Taman Bukit Tinggi 2 when he was surrounded by the five men, aged 28 to 35, with a total of 21 criminal records between them, who threatened him with a samurai sword, sticks and parang.

“One man grabbed the victim’s sling bag and ordered him to hand it over. Fearing for his life, the victim let it go and the suspects fled in a white Proton Preve and a red Perodua Kelisa.

“The victim had RM10,000 in cash, two bank cards and cheques, a white iPhone and a Samsung smartphone, a bunch of keys and his licence in the bag.

“However, as they were driving off, the victim decided to tail the suspects until they stopped at a fast food chain in Taman Melati. He called police who later arrested the men,” ACP Kamarul Zaman said.

Weapons, 14 mobile phones, three car keys, RM709 cash and two vehicles were confiscated.

The case is being investigated under Section 395 and 397 of the Penal Code.

Courts Crime , robbery , Klang , fast food outlet