Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Quick police action nets robbery gang

PETALING JAYA: Speedy response by police led to the arrest of robbers not long after they had held up a man at Taman Medan, Section 14, near here.

In the 4am incident on Monday, a group of men armed with machetes robbed a man at a restaurant before driving off with his cash and mobile phone.

The victim, in his 20s, managed to take down the car licence plate number and called the police.

Police managed to track down the robbers' car near Old Klang road within 30 minutes and gave chase.

"We managed to intercept the fleeing vehicle and arrested five men, including three foreigners,” he told a press conference at the police headquarters here Wednesday.

In a separate incident, around 3am on Tuesday, policemen conducting a routine patrol spotted suspicious looking men in a car at a residential area near the Sea Park police station.

When the policemen approached the car, the men quickly sped off, prompting a short car chase which ended a few kilometres later.

Three men, in their 20s were arrested. Police found knives and several tools like crowbars, steel rods and wire cutters in the car.

"We believe these were used for house break-ins and we also managed to link a few previous cases to these men," he said.

ACP Arjunaidi also handed out certificates to the policemen involved in both cases in recognition of their good work.

posted from Bloggeroid

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