KLANG: Police here have arrested five men in connection with a string of robberies at 24-hour convenience stores.
South Klang OCPD Asst Comm Cha Hoong Fong said the suspects were aged between 21 and 45, adding that they were arrested in two separate raids on June 11 and June 24.
"In the most recent incident which occurred at 3.48am last Friday, it was found that two suspects on motorcycles had entered a convenience store here,” said ACP Cha.
He said the suspects were armed with a machete which they pointed at the female cashier before taking cash and various cigarettes from the premises.
"Acting on information, the police arrested the suspects during a raid on two houses in Taman Teluk Gedung Indah, Port Klang at about 1.50pm on the same day,” said ACP Cha.
"Through the arrests, the police managed to solve five more robbery cases involving convenience stores in the district," he added at a press conference on Monday (June 27).
He said that various items including machetes and knives were seized.
"The two suspects are now under remand for four days with the case being investigated under Section 395/397 of the Penal Code," he said.
ACP Cha said that police also managed to arrest three suspects at 1am on June 11.
He said, based on the investigations, it was found that one of the suspects had slashed a 54-year-old man twice in the eyebrows and back of the head a day before he was arrested by the police.
"The man was hacked after trying to catch a suspect who was attempting to rob a convenience store at Taman Pandamaran Permai,” said ACP Cha.
He added that the victim was rushed to the Tengku Ampuan Rahimah Hospital for medical treatment.
"Based on the investigation, the suspect has nine priors,” he said, adding that police have solved eight robbery cases at South Klang, Serdang and North Klang.
He said the three suspects were charged in the Klang Court under Section 393, 326, 392 and 397 of the Penal Code.