'J-Lo' hits all the wrong notes in Kajang as cops bust robbery gang

  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 05 Feb 2020

KAJANG: Mention "J-Lo" and most of us would think of US singer Jennifer Lopez, who recently wowed the crowd at the Super Bowl's iconic halftime show, but to Kajang police, the name belongs to a robbery gang that had been active here.

The gang, which had dubbed itself the "J-Lo Gang", was busted by cops last month after a spree in Kajang and its surrounding areas.

Kajang OCPD Asst Comm Ahmad Dzaffir Mohd Yussof said police believe the gang was responsible for at least 27 vehicle thefts and robbery cases between July last year and last month.

"We believe the gang consisted of six men.

"They have been stealing vehicles, including motorcycles as well as robbing 24-hour outlets in the area," he said when contacted Wednesday (Feb 5).

Upon investigation, police managed to track down and detain four gang members last month, he added.

"We also seized multiple stolen items, including 10 Touch 'n Go cards, two I-Kad, one Smartag, two MyKads, five mobile phones, three Allen keys, eight motorcycles, and a hunting knife.

"Those detained had criminal records for offences such as vehicle theft and drug-related offences," ACP Ahmad Dzaffir said.

The gang targeted foreigners walking alone or riding a motorcycle, he added.

"They focused on stealing motorcycles, which will be used for other criminal activities, or dismantled for parts.

"Members of the gang were often armed with wrenches and knives," he said.

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