83-year-old woman in Malaysia robbed of jewellery by grandkids and stepdaughter

KEPALA BATAS - A 83-year-old woman was traumatised after she was robbed by her relatives on Wednesday (August 1) morning.

North Seberang Prai OCPD Asst Comm Noorzainy Mohd Noor said the woman was woken by knocks at her door at about 6am.

"A knife was pointed at her chest and she was ordered to remove her gold necklace and bracelet, and the suspect fled through the rear entrance of the house after robbing her," said ACP Noorzany.

He said that although a police investigation found no signs that the door was pried open or that the home was ransacked, the investigation led to the police recovering robbed items following arrest of three suspects.

"We have arrested three suspects aged between 17 and 42. They are the victim's granddaughter, great-granddaughter and stepdaughter. We recovered a receipt carrying the sale of the jewellery for RM2,000 and the stolen items from a goldsmith nearby," said ACP Noorzainy.

"The owner of the goldsmith has admitted to having bought the items," he added.

The suspects are being remanded for seven days under Section 395/397 of the Penal Code for armed robbery and gang robbery.

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