Man With Parang Stalked And Robbed Two Women At Ara Damansara
17-year-old boy arrested for the parang robbery in Ara Damansara last week
The authorities have arrested a 17-year-old boy who is believed to be the person behind the parang robbery that happened on 5 October in a housing area in Ara Damansara.
According to Petaling Jaya police chief Assistant Commissioner Mohd Zani Che Din, the teenager was arrested at a flat in Bandar Kinrara, Puchong yesterday, 11 October at 10am, as reported by New Straits Times.
"He will be taken to court tomorrow for remand," he said.
It was also reported that the authorities have been gathering intelligence following the incident and have upped the patrols and surveillance around Desa Ria area.
The robbery cost the two women RM1,000 in cash, other valuables and personal documents.
The authorities also confirmed that the white Accord that the suspect was driving during the robbery was hijacked from a civil servant during another robbery incident at Jalan SS4B/10 on Sept 23
Police found nine packets of drugs believed to be heroin in the Accord and a parang in the vehicle.
The cases are being investigated under Section 392 and 397 of the Penal Code for armed gang robbery, Section 307 of the Penal Code (attempted murder) and Section 39A of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 for drugs possession.
6 OCTOBER: A Facebook post yesterday, 5 October, detailed a horrifying robbery that happened in Ara Damansara
According to the Facebook post that was posted yesterday at about 10pm by a user named Kok Jek Ming, the incident had occurred early morning on 5 October at a residential area in Ara Damansara, Petaling Jaya.
The post highlighted how the whole incident started when two young women in a black Myvi realised that a white Honda Civic was tailing them.
Fearing their safety, they were seen trying to drive into a gated area but the guard apparently refused to let them in as they weren't residents of the place.
"Because they are outsider, the on-duty guard unable to let them in without proper reason," explained the post by Jek Ming.
Things were made worse when the relentless Honda Civic driver decided to stop right behind the Myvi outside the guard house
The post was accompanied by a CCTV recording of the incident. The recording shows how the Honda car stops right behind the Myvi for a few seconds before a young man steps out of the car with a parang and walks over to the driver seat of the Myvi.
He is seen reaching into the car and grabbing the lady's handbag as she starts driving away and he pulls his hands out. In the midst of it all, the lady sitting in the passenger seat of the Myvi steps out of the car.
The man is seen running over to the other lady, quickly grabbing her handbag before fleeing.
The Facebook post on the robbery has been shared for 7,411 times with over 600 likes as of now, 6 October, 12:50pm
Jek Ming ended the post by reminding everyone to be aware of their surroundings when they are driving.