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.”

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