Police in Malaysia on manhunt for 2 convenience store robbers
SEPANG - Police are on the hunt for two men believed to be part of a convenience store robbery syndicate.
Sepang OCPD Asst Comm Abdul Aziz Ali said they first got wind of the syndicate following the robbery of a 24-hour convenience store in Taman Mutiara here.
The robbery took place on Sept 28 when two men armed with machetes barged in and demanded all the money in the cash register.
"One of them waited for the money and demanded the cigarettes and mobile phones while the other went to the back room and forced one of the staff to hand over her jewellery," he told reporters after receiving ten new Proton Inspira police patrol cars on Monday.
He said another member of the syndicate waited in the getaway car outside the shop.
"They made off with two mobile phones, nine cigarette packets, 50 lighters, jewellery and RM232.25 (S$80)," said Asst Comm Abdul Aziz.
He said a task force was formed following the robbery, adding that three men and a woman were arrested in several raids on Oct 8.
Asst Comm Abdul Aziz said that the police also seized a Proton Waja, a Yamaha motorcycle, jewellery, two machetes and other items
He added that the police were looking for Ahmad Sharil Janordin, 31, from Jalan Merbuk, Batu 10, Cheras, and Ahmad Eiman Razali, 29 from Kampung Melaka, Batu 9, Cheras.
Meanwhile, Asst Comm Abdul Aziz said he was happy to receive the new Proton Inspira police patrol cars.
"They will definitely help lessen our response times to get to the scene of an incident," he said.
He added that the cars were more powerful and handled better compared to the old Proton Waja police patrol cars, saying that he had instructed his personnel who conduct patrols to increase patrols in their areas to deter crime.
"If the police are more visible, criminals will be discouraged from carrying on with their activities," said Asst Comm Abdul Aziz.