Youth goes on robbery spree to make ends meet

Youth goes on robbery spree to make ends meet
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A FAST-FOOD restaurant worker went on a robbery spree at convenience stores with his friends, citing insufficient income as the reason, Kwong Wah Yit Poh reported.

The worker, who was arrested with three other youths for allegedly robbing several convenience stores in Kuala Lumpur, told the police that he did it to supplement his income.

Kajang OCPD Asst Comm Willey Richard said a police patrol found the suspects, aged between 17 and 20, robbing a convenience store in Cheras Selatan at about 4am last Thursday.

"Two of them waited outside while the other two went in to rob the store. We managed to catch one of them there," he said, adding that the other three suspects were picked up at a house and a fast food restaurant.

The four, he added, admitted that they had robbed several convenience stores in 2013 and on Dec 12 last year.

ACP Willey said the police also recovered screwdrivers used by the suspects in their crime.

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