Police Are Looking For Kajang Car Theft Gang After Photos Of The Suspects Went Viral
The gang has been involved in at least five cases.
Photos of several men on the streets in Kajang, believed to have been involved in criminal activities, have been circulating on social media since yesterday, 22 March
The photos were shared on community pages on Facebook such as 'Community Policing Bandar Sungai Long, Selangor' and 'Bandar Mahkota Cheras', as several individuals were caught on camera, one of whom could be seen holding a weapon that appears to be a machete.
It was said that the photos were shared by people from the local community after they obtained the stills from a dash cam footage.
Residents in nearby areas have been warned to be on alert if they spot any of the individuals.
The police have confirmed that the gang pictured in the images have been involved in criminal activities
Various local media quoted Kajang district police chief ACP Ahmad Dzaffir Mohd Yussof, who was commenting on the viral images, as saying that the group of men have been involved in at least five robbery cases since the end of February.
"A total of five cases were reported during the period, one for the robbery of a Toyota Hilux and four for attempted robberies of the same car model around Bandar Mahkota Cheras and Bandar Sg Long," Ahmad Dzaffir said, as reported by Malay Mail Online.
It was learned that the group has been attempting to steal pick-up trucks in the Kajang area
According to the police, the men have been using the same modus operandi when targeting Toyota Hilux pick-up trucks drivers in their attempt to rob the drivers of their cars.
"The four locals will target drivers of pick-up trucks at petrol stations and when they stop at the side of the road. They are armed with machetes and knives," Ahmad Dzaffir was quoted as saying in a theSun report yesterday, 22 March.
The police have obtained actionable leads and they are currently tracking the whereabouts of the suspects
Members of the public have been urged to contact Kajang CID officer Asst Supt Mohd Irwan at 017-3168097 if they have any information related to the case.
Utusan Malaysia reported that a total of five investigation papers have been opened, one under Section 395/397 of the Penal Code for armed gang robbery and another four under Section 393 of the Penal Code for attempted robbery.