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Police Arrest 2 Suspects For Snatching Senior Citizen's Jewellery In Front Of Her Home

The 77-year-old victim suffered injuries to her hand and lost an estimated RM25,000 worth of jewellery.

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Two suspects involved in the armed robbery of a senior citizen in Bandar Tun Razak, Cheras on Saturday, 26 March, have been arrested by the police

In a statement on Facebook on Tuesday, 29 March, Cheras district police chief Muhammad Idzam Jaafar said the two men, aged 29 and 35, will be in remand for a few days to aid in investigations.

On Saturday, the 77-year-old woman was robbed of two necklaces and two bracelets she was wearing by two men armed with a machete, who came and fled from the front of her residence on a blue and black motorcycle.

The 9am incident was caught on video and circulated on social media, catching the attention of the police at 12.30pm on the same day

In the video, the robbers were seen forcefully pulling the elderly woman by her hand and using a cutter to break off her bracelets before fleeing the scene.

"The victim suffered injuries to her hand and lost over RM25,000 worth of jewellery in the incident," said Muhammad Idzam, adding that the motorcycle bore a fake license plate that social media users had tried to track online.

The first suspect was caught the very next day on Sunday, 27 March

Police arrested the 35-year-old local citizen who has 18 previous police records.

The second arrest was made on Monday morning, 28 March, with the police catching the 29-year-old local who also has 18 previous records.

They also confiscated items believed to be used in the robbery, along with RM5,300 in cash.

The suspects will be under remand until 1 April and 4 April, respectively.

The case is being investigated under Section 395/397 of the Penal Code, classifying it as a gang robbery.

Watch the video of the robbery here:

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