Sunday, September 27, 2015

Gang robbing housewives in low-security neighbourhoods

The Star, Saturday September 26, 2015

KAJANG: A gang of robbers has been preying on housewives who do not live in gated neighbourhoods.

District police chief Asst Comm Willey Richard said the gang of seven to eight men targeted the women when they did chores outside their houses in residential areas with low security.

In their latest crime spree, the gang robbed four housewives, aged between 50 and 67, within a span of two hours on Tuesday.

ACP Willey said the robberies took place between 9am to 11am in Bandar Baru Bangi, Saujana Impian and Taman Sri Ramal.

“In one case, a 67-year-old housewife was taking out the garbage when three men on motorcycles approached her.

“One of them flashed a knife at her, forcing her to surrender her jewellery,” he said.

ACP Willey said the suspects robbed three more housewives after that.

“Each victim suffered losses between RM3,000 and RM6,000, but they were not injured,” he said.

In an unrelated case, a family of seven was rudely awakened by robbers who broke into their Saujana Impian bungalow at around 3am on Wednesday.

ACP Willey said four men, believed to be Indonesians, entered the house through the living room window and threatened the family with parang and knives.

ACP Willey said the men ransacked the house and escaped with RM103,000 worth of loot.

“They stole money, jewellery, four luxury watches and six mobile phones,” he said.

There was a closed-circuit television system installed in the house. “But the suspects took off with the footage,” ACP Willey said.

He said police were tracking down the suspects, who wore ski masks and gloves when they committed their crime.

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