Teenage robbery suspect remanded
> 17-year-old believed to be involved in Ara Damansara incident
PETALING JAYA: The teenage suspect arrested on Tuesday in connection with the armed robbery in Ara Damansara on Oct 5 has been remanded for six days.
The suspect, a local, was recently released from Henry Gurney Reform School which caters to juvenile criminals.
Though the 17-year-old went through a rehabilitation programme at the school, he showed no fear or remorse for the crimes he was allegedly involved in.
Checks by the investigators found that the suspect was involved in at least eight crime cases, including one for attempted murder. “Our investigations showed the suspect was a member of Gang 21,” a source told theSun.
The source added records revealed the defiant teenager was involved in rioting, gang and armed robbery and vehicle theft.
He was arrested on Tuesday at about 10am after he went into hiding in a flat in Bandar Kinrara.
The teenager was remanded yesterday in connection with the Ara Damansara incident.
On Oct 5, a minute-long video clip of three women being confronted and chased by the suspect in the wee hours at Ara Damansara here went viral on social media.
Meanwhile, security firms theSun spoke to said although security guards are required to ensure the safety and security of their assigned residential areas, their own lives should take precedence.
Securiteam Protection Services Sdn Bhd managing director Datuk Basant Singh said while guards rightfully are supposed to help residents or anyone in the area who are in danger, they should only act if their own lives are not threatened.
“This is not a question of obligation.”