Friday morning fright: Armed robbers burst in on family in Klang home


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KLANG: A quiet morning at home turned into a nightmare for three members of a family in Taman Sri Andalas here when four machete-wielding masked men showed up at the door.

According to South Klang district police chief ACP Cha Hoong Fong, the incident happened at about 8.45am on Friday (March 3).

“Four men arrived in a car, believed to have fake licence plates, and entered the bungalow through the front door," he said.

At the time, three members of the family, a man and two women, aged from 44 to 88, were at home.

"One of them was hurt on the left hand trying to hold the door shut in an attempt to keep the suspects out," ACP Cha said.

“The suspects ordered the victims to stay in the master bedroom with two of the men keeping watch.

“Subsequently, one suspect removed the necklaces worn by two of the victims while another ransacked the room and the victims’ handbags," he said.

ACP Cha said the robbers then left through the front door and drove away.

He added that the suspects got away with an estimated RM24,000 worth of jewellery, RM800 in cash and an iPhone.

He said police received a distress call at 9.05am and a patrol car was sent to the location.

A forensics team from Selangor police headquarters’ Criminal Investigation Department, was also sent to the scene.

“Inspection of the house found several items which can help in the investigation.

“The South Klang police Criminal Investigations section has opened an investigation paper under Section 395/397 of the Penal Code for robbery," ACP Cha added.

Offenders face jail of up to 20 years, a fine and whipping if found guilty.

“Anyone with information is asked to call the Klang district police directly at 03-33762222 or inform the nearest police station," he said.

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