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Thursday, November 14, 2013

Robbery at handphone shop

KLANG: A video footage showing two parang-wielding men robbing a handphone shop in Bandar Puteri, Klang, here has gone viral on social media sites.
The 1.42-minute video recording from the shop’s CCTV showed the men threatening a female worker with parang before ransacking the store.
Midway through the video, a customer is seen walking into the store and fleeing immediately upon seeing the robbers.
Suresh Kalyenannan, 25, who is the store owner’s brother, uploaded the video at 2am yesterday to warn the public about the robbers.
He said the thieves even snatched a gold chain from the neck of the frightened shop assistant.
“They left scratches and red marks on Ana’s (the shop assistant) neck,” he said yesterday.
He added that a barber next door came to Ana’s aid when she heard her screaming but the robbers had already fled the scene by then.
“She is still shaken by the entire incident,” he said.
The two suspects had allegedly entered the store on the pretext of buying top-up phone cards.
The owner lost more than RM1,000 in the robbery.
The video was first shared on the Malaysian Crime Prevention Foun­dation (MCPF) Facebook page before being uploaded on YouTube.
The video on MCPF’s page received more than a hundred comments con­demning the act while some called for the police to act immediately.
South Klang police chief Asst Comm Mohamad Mat Yusop said police were currently studying the CCTV footage.
“We have launched a manhunt for the suspects,” he said.

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