Cringing in fear of being robbed


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  • Tuesday, 09 Jan 2007

Though it has been two months since our house was broken into, I do not think much has been done to beef up security in our area. 

Break-ins and robberies are common in my neighbourhood. It is safe to say, statistically, at a weekly rate. 

And the robbers are getting more daring by the day. 

Gates are built on the main streets leading into our neighbourhood. There are night watchmen patrolling the area too. 

But we still hear of robbery cases. Two nights ago, one of the watchmen chased away four suspicious-looking motorcyclists riding around. 

Last week, a new Volvo car of a neighbour of mine was stolen in broad daylight. The robbers broke into the house, took the car keys and drove it off.  

No one, from datuks to the Jacks and Jills on the streets, seems safe from this menace. 

Possessions aside, it is pretty traumatising knowing or even witnessing such a crime happening.  

We are living in fear, cringing at the hint of a robbery. 

Please Mr Policeman, send patrol cars to our neighbourhood. How many cases does it take to warrant an action? 

The Bangi police station has two telephone lines, but no one picked up the phone when we called after we were robbed at 4.30am.  

SHAWN Sharif, Bangi. 

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