Video on armed robbers in action goes viral

KUALA LUMPUR - A video showing a man being attacked by five armed robbers in front of dozens of onlookers has gone viral on social media sites.

The time and date of the incident were unclear, but the clip has been circulating as early as July 14, and the crime scene was speculated to be either the Klang Valley or Johor Baru.

In the video lasting less than a minute, five men wearing ski-masks are seen shouting and waving their parang at the victim, whose car had fallen into a drain by the side of a busy road.

Many passers-by sounded their car horns or shouted at the robbers in an attempt to scare them away, but their efforts failed.

No one was seen getting out of their vehicles to help the victim.

After taking an undisclosed amount of cash and valuables from the victim, the robbers fled in three vehicles - a white pick-up truck, a white Perodua Viva and an unidentified black car with accomplices waiting inside.

An eyewitness recorded the incident on video from the oppo­-site lane and posted it on the Internet.

Police in Kuala Lumpur and Johor said they were not aware of the case.

Nusajaya OCPD Supt Noor Hashim Mohamad said police had not received any report about the incident in the video, while Kuala Lumpur CID chief Senior Asst Comm Datuk Ku Chin Wah said he was not aware of such a case in the city.