DOG FOILS ROB­BERY AT­TEMPT

Armed sus­pects flee empty-handed when vic­tim sets his pet dog on them

New Straits Times - - News - HARIZ MOHD KLANG news@nst.com.my

FIVE rob­bers armed with parang fled emp­ty­handed when their vic­tim set his dog on them in Bukit Bayu Tinggi here on Sun­day.

Fol­low­ing the 10.28pm in­ci­dent, po­lice ap­pre­hended one of the sus­pects at a house in Ta­man Sen­tosa here at 2am yes­ter­day.

Klang Se­la­tan po­lice chief As­sis­tant Com­mis­sioner Shamsul Amar Ramli said the five at­tempted to rob a 40-year-old man, who was in front of his house, at the time of the in­ci­dent.

“The vic­tim was stand­ing near his car when five men, armed with parang and wear­ing masks, ar­rived in a sports util­ity ve­hi­cle.

“Upon spot­ting the rob­bers, the vic­tim ran to his house and opened the front gate to let his dog out to chase away the rob­bers.

“The rob­bers ran back to their ve­hi­cle and sped away. The vic­tim did not sus­tain any in­juries in the in­ci­dent,” he said.

Amar said po­lice re­ceived a re­port on the in­ci­dent, which was caught on closed-cir­cuit tele­vi­sion cam­era (CCTV).

The footage went vi­ral on so­cial me­dia af­ter it was shared by the vic­tim’s friends.

He said in­ves­ti­ga­tions led po­lice to a house in Ta­man Sen­tosa, where they ar­rested a 30-yearold sus­pect.

Checks re­vealed that the sus­pect had a crim­i­nal record.

He also tested pos­i­tive for metham­phetamine.

Amar said po­lice would ap­ply for a re­mand or­der against the sus­pect to fa­cil­i­tate in­ves­ti­ga­tions into the case, which will be in­ves­ti­gated un­der Sec­tion 393 of the Pe­nal Code for at­tempted rob­bery.

Since the CCTV footage on the in­ci­dent was shared on a Face­book page yes­ter­day, it re­ceived more than 34,000 views and 934 shares.

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