Daylight Robbery – Superbiker Cops to the Rescue

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NUSAJAYA: THE newly-launched Police Motorcycle Patrolling Unit, which was recently rolled out under the National Key Result Areas (NKRA), scored its first success by foiling an armed robbery in Taman Bukit Indah on Friday.

Two policemen stopped three men who were about to attack a 43-year-old woman and her son.

State police chief Datuk Mokhtar Shariff confirmed it was the first success by the new unit in Johor following the squad’s launch last month.

The incident occurred at 3.30pm when the policemen — Lance Corporal Mohd Saiful Sharan, 24, and Constable Mardani Abdul Hamid, 27 — approached the driver of a Perodua MyVi parked outside a double-storey terrace house.

As the policemen were inspecting the driver’s MyKad and licence, the robbery victim’s son, in his 20s, ran out of the house shouting while being chased by a man armed with a parang.

District police chief Superintendent Noor Hashim Mohamad said yesterday the MyVi driver sped off, leaving his MyKad and driving licence with the policemen.

The man with the parang ran back into the house.

The policemen called for backup and two officers arrived in a patrol car within minutes.

“The four policemen stormed into the house and arrested three men who were trying to escape by climbing through the ceiling, which may have been how they entered the home.”

One of the suspects fell and injured his head before being arrested. Hashim said the mother and son were unhurt. Police also seized the suspect’s loot which included a laptop, jewellery and RM890.

Investigations revealed the three suspects, aged 20 to 37, had been involved in four housebreaking cases. Two of them tested positive for drugs.

Saiful said Mardani was almost knocked down by the driver of the MyVi in his haste to make a getaway.

Police are looking for C. Kalaiselvan, 21, from Taman Cahaya in Ipoh, to assist investigations.

The motorcycle squad was mooted by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, who launched the programme last month under the NKRA initiative to combat crime.

Johor police were allocated 219 Kawasaki Ninja 250 (STD) X machines to be deployed to 10 districts.  –  NST