Caught on camera: Armed men rob elderly man outside bank in Malaysia

A senior citizen was robbed of RM56,900 (S$21,700) in cash in front of a bank in Jalan Rasah, Malaysia on Nov 20.

District police chief Assistant Commissioner Muhamad Zaki Harun said the 12.20pm incident began when three armed men surprised a man in his 60s in front of the bank, covered his face with cloth and tied the victim's hands with tape.

"Then they forced the man into an awaiting car driven by another of their accomplice and sped away," he said. Zaki said after taking the victim's money, his watch and two rings worth RM2,000, the robbers abandoned the man beside a road in Ulu Kanchung, Rantau.

"The victim sustained slash wounds on his face from parang and was taken to a clinic in Pedas for treatment. He received four stitches." He said police was informed of the incident at 12:30pm and a report was 30 minutes later.

"We are now searching for the suspects and their vehicle used by them," he said, adding the case was being investigated under Section 394 of the Penal Code for voluntarily causing hurt in committing robbery.

Meanwhile, the New Straits Times was alerted by readers of a short video allegedly related to the incident that was posted on Facebook under a user by the name Zhong Zhong.

The post uploaded an hour after the incident has a short description written in Mandarin which could be loosely translated as "at Public Bank, Jalan Rasah". The 32-second video was allegedly recorded by a witness using a smartphone inside a car just outside Public Bank bank.

It showed two men wearing balaclava dragging another man into an awaiting white-coloured sedan before leaving. However, police have yet to confirmed if the video which went viral on social media with more than 60,000 views and nearly 4,000 shares, is related to the case.

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