KUALA LUMPUR - A teenage girl was part of a gang of robbers which preyed on polyclinics when it wasn't hitting restaurants, spas, furniture shops and sundry stores.
She would be inside the clinic, pretending to be in line to see the doctor. But she would actually be taking note of wealthy patients while making sure the place wasn't too crowded.
When she was satisfied with conditions, she would signal the rest of the gang and the men would storm in, brandishing parang and demanding cash and valuables.
Police said the gang was responsible for at least 14 robberies in Kajang, Cheras and Seremban in the last three months.
The gang's successful streak ended when one of them was shot dead by a Tan Sri during a botched robbery at a polyclinic in Taman Pertama, Cheras, at about 10pm last Friday.
The rest of the gang members had managed to flee after their accomplice collapsed but police tracked them down to their flat in Bandar Mahkota Cheras at about 1.30am yesterday.
Three male suspects, aged 22, 23 and 30, and a girl, 17, were arrested.
Police found two parang, a knife, masks, break-in tools, mobile phones, a laptop and a tablet computer inside the flat.