JERANTUT, June 27 (Bernama) -- A husband and wife couple and a housewife
were robbed within an hour by four men armed with parang in two separate
incident at Taman Berlian and Taman Bukit Pedah, here early this morning.
In the 8am incident, the victims who lived just a kilometre away from each
other lost about RM65,700 to the robbers.
The first victims, a 55-year-old man and his wife in her 50s lost about
RM35,000 in jewellery and cash, while the second victim, a 24-year-old housewife
lost about RM30,700 in jewellery and cash.
During the robberies, the victims were locked up by the suspects in a room
but later managed to escape and lodge a police report at about 9am.
Jerantut police chief Supt Azid Ismail said the suspects escaped in a white
"Based on the modus operandi of the robbers, we believe the suspects were
also involved in several other robberies in other districts," he said.
Thus, he advised the public to be cautious and urged anyone with information
to contact the Jerantut police station at 09-2662222 or any nearby police
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