SERDANG: Police believed they have busted an armed robbery gang suspected to be responsible for several robbery and break-in cases in Selangor and Kuala Lumpur.
Three men and a woman, aged between 26 and 35, were arrested at a house in Taman Tun Dr Ismail on March 10. Two other men were nabbed in Klang Valley several days later.
The police seized from them a stolen Honda Civic, a revolver, a rifle, some bullets, two bullet casings and a parang.
Serdang police chief Assistant Commissioner Megat Mohamad Aminuddin Megat Alias said investigations showed the group has been active for about a year.
He said the arrests were made possible following a public tip-off and intelligence gathering by a special task force set up to track them down.
“The task force was set up following a case that occurred in Serdang Perdana, Seri Kembangan on April 10 last year.
“During the incident, two masked-men had broken into a three-storey shophouse and escaped with a gold ring, a gold bracelet and three phones, worth RM8,000 belonging to a couple.
“The robbers were armed with a parang and pistol. The closed-circuit television footage revealed that they had fled on two motorcycles.” he said.
Megat said all six suspects have been remanded until Friday to facilitate investigations under Section 395/397 of the Penal Code for gang-robbery.