Four youths nabbed for robbery, sexual assault
GEORGE TOWN: Four youths were detained after they robbed and sexually assaulted a woman at a condominium in Bukit Jambul last Thursday.
Northeast district police chief ACP Mior Faridalatrash Wahid said in the 10.35pm incident, three youths had entered the lift with the victim, who is in her 30s, and was going up to the 28th floor of the condominium.
The suspects, he added, followed the victim out of the lift. One of them suddenly hugged and kissed the victim while another grabbed her handbag.
He said the victim begged them not to take her personal belongings but the suspects fled with her handphone, a shopping voucher and RM40.
“One of the suspects also undid his pants and outraged her modesty,” he said in a media statement yesterday.
Mior said the suspects were detained at about 6.30pm the following day at several locations in Sungai Nibong and Gelugor.
Another suspect, who bought the stolen handphone, was also arrested.
The suspects, aged between 16 and 20, have been remanded until Nov 24 to assist in investigations for gang robbery and assault or use of criminal force on a person with intent to outrage modesty under the Penal Code. – by Imran Hilmy