Four suspects involved in armed robbery arrested
Posted on November 4, 2010, Thursday
SARIKEI: The local police have arrested four suspects in connection with an armed robbery at a rubber estate in Bukit Hwang that occurred last week.
Two were arrested on Oct 29, one on Oct 31 and one on Nov 2.
The suspects, three locals and one from Julau are being remanded in police custody for a period of 7 days to facilitate investigation.
The first two suspects will be produced in court again upon expiry of their remand order on Nov 5 while the third and fourth suspects will be produced in court again on Nov 7 and 9 respectively.
In the incident, an Indonesian worker was shot in the left leg while two colleagues, also Indonesians were butted with a shotgun.
The three Indonesian workers were putting up at a house rented by their employer.
The alleged robbery was said to have happened around 2am when the Indonesians answered a knock on the door.
When the victims opened the door, three men, including one armed with a shotgun, forced their way into the house and demanded money.
The victims, having just worked for about a week, could not meet their demand.
Infuriated, the robber with the shotgun was said to have butted the victims and even fired a warning shot.
Not getting anywhere with their threats, the robber fired another shot that hit the left leg of one of the victims.
The robbers left after getting hold of two cellular phones and RM14.
The case has been classified as an armed robbery and, as a firearm was used, the police are investigating the case under the Arms Act that carries a heavier penalty.