Cops nab four over armed robbery at shop selling luxury items

JOHOR BARU: The police have arrested four men believed to be involved in an armed robbery here.

Seri Alam OCPD Supt Mohd Sohaimi Ishak said that three of the suspects were arrested at about 9.50am on Monday (Feb 22) around Jalan Tun Razak in Skudai and Taman Johor Jaya.

"Following the arrest and investigations on the three suspects, we were able to identify another suspect. The fourth suspect was arrested at 3.29am on Wednesday (Feb 24) in Damansara, Kuala Lumpur.

"They were believed to have been involved in an armed robbery that took place at about 3.30pm on Saturday (Feb 20) in Johor Jaya. The suspects are in their 20s and 40s," he said in a statement here on Thursday (Feb 25).

He added that three of the suspects have past criminal records and also tested positive for drugs.

"Following the arrest, we were able to recover some of the items stolen from the shop, which include 11 luxury bags," he said, adding that the case is being investigated under Section 395/397 of the Penal Code for armed robbery.

Three of the suspects will be remanded from Monday (Feb 22) to Saturday (Feb 27) while the fourth suspect from Wednesday (Feb 24) to Sunday (Feb 28).

Supt Mohd Sohaimi noted that a 42-year-old man, the owner of the shop, had lodged a police report about the incident.

"Based on CCTV footage taken during the incident, two men were seen entering the shop at 3.37pm. One of them then took out a knife.

"The victim was later pushed and tied up. The suspects then proceeded to take the items out of the shop," he said, adding that the victim did not suffer any injuries.

He said that the victim suffered an estimated RM10,000 in losses after losing 10 second-hand luxury bags and four second-hand luxury watches.

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