MELAKA: Melaka police believes that they have solved ten armed robberies with the arrest the leader of the Olan gang and four other members, including a woman.
State CID Chief Asst Comm Mohd Nor Yhazid Idris said his team detained the suspects, who staged their last robbery at Jalan Komersil Taman Kota Fesyen at Melaka International Trade Center (MITC) in Ayer Keroh on Sunday (Jan 19).
"We managed to resolve several armed robbery cases in Johor and Melaka with the arrest of five members of the gang," he said on Thursday (Jan 23).
He said the modus operandi of the gang was to impersonate as policemen before targeting their victims.
"They also used false vehicle registration number plates," he said.
ACP Mohd Nor said police detained the gang members in a series of ambushes since Wednesday (Jan 22).
He said the suspects are aged between 19 to 31 years while several stolen items were confiscated, including a fake gun.
He added all five suspects have been remanded until next Wednesday (Jan 29).