Johor cops on the hunt for remaining armed robbery members


Johor police chief Comm Datuk Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay (centre) showing seized weapon during press conference at the Johor Police Headquarters, on Monday (October 26).— NUR AISYAH MAZALAN/The Star

JOHOR BARU: Police are on a hunt for the remaining members of an armed robbery syndicate that have so far raked in RM2mil through their activities.

Johor police chief Comm Datuk Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay said that since 2019, police have identified an active armed robbery syndicate, which consist of Indonesian nationals.

“Since early this year, we have arrested six members including their leader, and all of them have been charged under the Prevention of Crime Act 1959 (Poca), ” he said in a press conference held at the state police headquarters on Monday (Oct 26).

Comm Ayob Khan added that in the latest incident - which occurred on Thursday (Oct 22) at around 1.45pm - a Chinese national businessman was robbed by two Indonesian men armed with parangs.

“The 50-year-old victim had just left a bank after taking out huge amount of cash located at Taman Nusa Bestari in Skudai when the suspects robbed him. The victim suffered slash wounds on his forehead and also lost RM242,000 to the two suspects, ” he added.

He said that the police raided a house at Kampung Melayu Majidee here on the same day of the incident at around 7.45pm based on intelligence and information received.

Comm Ayob added that the police then arrested four Indonesian nationals between the age of 25 and 51 at the location.

He said that the police also seized seven mobile phones, two parangs, 12 fake registration plate numbers, as well as recovering RM26,280 in cash.

“The money that we found is from the robbery, and the suspects have wired the cash back to their home country, ” he said, adding that with the latest arrest, police have solved 12 armed robbery cases amounting to almost RM2mil.

Comm Ayob also said police believed there were still some members of this syndicate that have eluded arrests, but would continue to track them down.

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