KUALA LUMPUR: Four men believed to be high on drugs entered a refl exology centre in Setapak, slashed two caretakers and then raped two massage therapists before robbing them of RM3,000.
The traumatic incident took place on Sunday at about 1.30am just as the workers were preparing to close shop.
City CID Chief Datuk Ku Chin Wah said four men on two motorcycles had waited for closing time before entering the premise.
"At that time two caretakers of the refl exology centre, in their 20s, were at the counter counting the proceeds of the day."
One of the four then slashed the caretakers on their ears before ransacking the premise.
Ku said two of the suspects then forced the therapists into separate rooms and raped them.
"While the two men were raping the therapists, two other suspects stood guard outside."
Ku said when they were done, the suspects took off with the women's handbags, which contained petty cash and mobile phones.
The four then fled the scene on the two motorcycles parked outside.
The caretaker then contacted his employer, before lodging a police report.
"All four victims were taken to Kuala Lumpur Hospital where they received outpatient treatment," said Ku.
Police have obtained images of all the four suspects through the closed circuit televisions (CCTV) footage of the reflexology centre and other shops nearby.
"We are checking if these four men are the same ones involved in internet cafe robberies in Wangsa Maju and Setapak."
He said the suspects would usually prey on business outlets that operate in the wee hours of the morning.