Well, so much for my idea that gated, guarded areas are safe. They are safer, yes, but quite frankly NOWHERE IS SAFE anymore. The most you can do is make it so difficult and troublesome to break into your home, that the criminals rob someone else instead.
And what do the police have to say about that? “Public be more careful and cautious during this festive season, especially if going to be away from home for long periods.”
Yes, how relevant and helpful, especially when the cases involved people’s locked-up homes being broken into, while they are at home.
Forgive me for my ranting, but I am as fed up as EVERYONE ELSE IN JOHOR F****** FULL OF CRIME BAHRU!
To the dear police, if nothing is soon done about the pants-crapping inducing crime rate, I’m afraid that I will have to turn anti-police by neccessity. Your incompetence and inability will have forced me to.
Superheroes… Batman, Spiderman, even Cicakman… Come and save our city from the scourge of rampant, unchecked crime! The criminals are as wild and the police as incapable as in any comic book city!
From The Star 18 Feb 2007:
Residents living in fear after robberies in exclusive resort
JOHOR BARU: An exclusive gated community has become the target of masked robbers.
Despite security being beefed up the residents are now fearful of another robbery in the exclusive compound.
The first break-in at the housing area located in a resort in Senai happened on Valentine’s Day, at about 3am, when four robbers wearing masks broke into a German engineer’s home.
They woke up the man and his wife at knifepoint and tied them up with wires.
The men, aged between 20 and 30, and believed to be foreigners, spent half-an-hour ransacking the house and got away with cash, jewellery, a digital camera and a laptop worth RM28,000.
The victims, who have been living in the area for two years, freed themselves after the robbers left and alerted the authorities.
Two days later, on Friday, two robbers broke into the house of a South African couple, by smashing the front sliding door at 2.50am.
The noise woke up the wife who screamed alerting her husband. The man, a 38 year-old factory general manager here, threw a TV set at the robbers, causing them to flee.
The robbers were said to be armed with screwdrivers.
Johor Baru (North) OCPD Asst Comm Ruslan Hassan, said the German couple suffered minor injuries from being tied up.
ACP Ruslan said the police have started a manhunt but have yet to make an arrest.
He advised the public to be more careful and cautious during this festive season, especially if they are going to be away from their homes for long periods.
He urged anyone with information to contact the police hotline at 07-2212999 or the nearest police station.