DOG FOILS ROBBERY ATTEMPT
Armed suspects flee empty-handed when victim sets his pet dog on them
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.