JB: Robbed at Dawn in Front of Own House


Another brazen attack carried out in the open, once again in a housing area, once again in front of the victim’s house. The lesson to be learnt: NO ONE IS SAFE IN JB, including family of local politicians.

To all JB-ites: Move to an apartment. The chances of you getting robbed become significantly lower, if only because there are more victims for the criminals to choose from.

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From The Star 20 Mac 2007

Cops: Robbery the motive for attack on Low

JOHOR BARU: Robbery and not revenge is the motive behind Sunday’s attack on Low Ee Chong, the brother of Rinting assemblyman Low Teh Hian, said police. 

Police have identified three suspects, remnants of the Iskandar Gang, as believed to be behind the robbery. 

“We believe the motive was to rob and we are ruling out the possibility that it was because of revenge,” Johor Baru (South) OCPD Asst Comm Shafie Ismail said. 

On Sunday, Ee Chong and his wife were at the gate of their Taman Daya house at 6am when three men attacked him with sticks. 

Two of the men chased him for some 10m to 20m while the third stood guard over his wife. 

The assailants managed to grab Ee Chong’s pouch containing more than RM1,000 and his mobile phone and yanked off his wife’s gold necklace before escaping.  

ACP Shafie said police have launched a manhunt for the suspects. 

“They are always armed with knives and parangs and are known for their violent ways. 

“We advise the people not to fight back,” he said, adding that the suspects, in their 20s, were believed to have been responsible for multiple cases in Johor Baru. 

Members of the Iskandar Gang, among the most wanted by police, are believed to be responsible for the spate of violent crimes in the city. Police have nabbed most of the gang members. 

ACP Shafie urged anyone with information to contact the police hotline at 07-2212999 or the nearest police station.  

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UPDATE HERE: More Police Deployed to Hunt Gang Iskandar Members

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