18-year-old involved in MCO gang robbery held

PETALING JAYA (April 29): An 18-year-old youth who was part of a gang of robbers who took advantage of the Movement Control Order (MCO) to "make their move”, was arrested by police on Monday.

Petaling Jaya police chief ACP Nik Ezanee Mohd Faisal said the gang was believed to be involved in a robbery in Bandar Utama here on Wednesday.

“Based on intelligence, we raided a house in Kampung Ampang Indah at 6pm on Monday.

“We seized an imitation pistol that is believed to have been used to frighten the victim and we believe that the suspect was involved in gang robbery. We will trace his accomplices,” he told a press conference here yesterday.

Nik Ezanee said the suspect had 11 criminal records involving drugs and carjacking.

The suspect has been placed on two-day remand from yesterday to facilitate investigations.

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