Lorry driver denies robbing CM’s sister-in-law

  • Nation
  • Thursday, 24 Aug 2017

GEORGE TOWN: A 23-year-old lorry driver has been charged with robbing the sister-in-law of Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng at her house in Minden Heights, Gelugor.

The accused pleaded not guilty to the charge under Section 395 of the Penal Code for gang robbery at a magistrate’s court here yesterday.

Penang police chief Comm Datuk Wira Chuah Ghee Lye said the man was picked up with two others at a rented apartment in Relau on Aug 17.

He said initial investigations showed that the trio were involved in six robberies and snatch thefts in the George Town district, including the one targeting Lim’s sister-in-law.

“After referring the case to the public prosecutor’s office, the man was charged with two counts of gang robbery in Gelugor and in Jelutong.

“His 21-year-old friend will be turned into a witness.

“The third person, a 26-year-old Sarawakian, has been released,” he said during a press conference at Penang police headquarters yesterday.

It was earlier reported that the victim, a doctor in her late 40s, had fallen victim to a smash-and-grab robbery at her house in Gelugor.

She was alone in the car when the armed man broke the window of the passenger seat and grabbed her bag at 8.15pm on Aug 7.

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