A gang of robbers in Selangor's Sepang stole a Perodua Alza - and used it for the wedding of one of their relatives.
Police who nabbed the gang in a series of raids at various homes - including a cow shed - were shocked to find the car accessorised for a wedding procession, The Star reported.
Sepang Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Mohd Yusoff Awang said the 10 men were believed to be involved in at least 12 robberies in the Klang Valley and Negri Sembilan.
The first raid, he said, took place on early Tuesday morning when police surrounded a cow shed in Port Dickson.
"When they noticed our presence, they tried to attack us but we managed to arrest five of them," ACP Mohd Yusoff said.
Several parangs, mobile phones, laptops, car keys, a weighing machine and a Proton Perdana were seized during the raid, he said, adding that authorities also found ski masks, gloves and a baton.
He said investigations showed that the five had been living in the cow shed for a month to evade authorities over a murder case in Shah Alam.
Following interrogations, police raided a flat in Taman Perdana, Rawang, where another four men were nabbed.
Said ACP Mohd Yusoff: "We seized the Perodua Alza and found that it was used at a wedding procession for one of the men's relatives.
"On the same day, we found a Toyota Avanza parked in front of a vacant shoplot."
ACP Mohd Yusoff added that the last suspect was nabbed at 6.30pm the next day at a flat in Shah Alam.
This led to the discovery of a Toyota Camry in Shah Alam.
"We believe that the gang was active in Sepang, Klang, Rawang, Kuala Kubu Baru and Port Dickson. They were a group of opportunists and would rob anyone given the chance," he said.
Eight of the men, aged between 19 and 44, were formerly held in Simpang Renggam, Johor, with several having extensive criminal records.
Police are still on the hunt for one man - a 27-year-old known as Kumaran Devaraju - to help in their investigations.
This article was first published on December 7, 2014.
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