SEREMBAN - Police are looking for a gang of serial robbers, believed to be Indonesians, for their involvement in armed robberies over the past year including at least four cases last month, with the latest in Kuala Pilah yesterday.
State Criminal Investigation Department chief, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Hamdan Majid said the gang of five to six men were aggressive and dangerous as they often harmed their victims.
"Their modus operandi is to break into a house through the back door. They would then tie up and beat the victims before escaping with their valuables and, in some cases, even their cars.
"The robbers were armed with sharp weapons, including parang, and sometimes used the knives found in their victims' houses as weapons."
In the latest incident at 4am yesterday, six robbers broke into the house of a security guard at a village in Terachi, Kuala Pilah and tied up the victim, his wife and daughter. Hamdan said the 52-year-old victim was beaten and his family held at knife-point while the gang ransacked the house.
They drove off with the victim's Proton Waja, a shotgun, 30 bullets, jewellery worth about RM7,000 (S$2,900) and RM2,000 (S$840) cash.
Hamdan urged those with information to contact 06-7682222 or the nearest police station to assist investigations.
-New Straits Times