Carjack and Hijack in Johor

Just one short of the 3-in-1 of this previous post.


From The Star 10 June 2007:

Robbers carjack manager and take him on terror ride

JOHOR BARU: A manager of an engineering firm was taken on a terror ride lasting almost two hours when he was carjacked by three robbers. 

However, the robbers returned his MyKad and mobile phone SIM card, and even gave him RM30 for a taxi ride. 

The victim, in his 30s, had parked his Toyota Hilux outside his workplace at the Berjaya Industrial Area at 7.45am on Friday when he was approached by two men. 

“There were three of them but the driver stayed back inside the black car they came in. 

“They told me my car would be towed. I thought they were from the bank, so I told them I had not defaulted any of my loan instalments,” he told The Star

The victim said the two men forced him at knifepoint to the rear seat of his pick-up truck. 

“I passed them my mobile phone, wallet, ring and watch. They asked for the password of my ATM card, too, and I told them as they threatened to kill me,” he added.  

After about an hour in the car, he was transferred to the robbers’ black car and driven to an oil palm estate in Kulai before being dumped there. 

Police urged anyone with information to call them at 07-2212 999.


From The Star 10 June 2007:

Truck full of electrical goods hijacked

JOHOR BARU: Robbers held up a lorry driver and his assistant taking a break at a rest area along the North-South Expressway at knifepoint and hijacked the truck full of electrical goods. 

The victims were on their way to deliver the goods to a warehouse in Taman Mount Austin. They stopped at the rest area at 4am on Friday when the robbers struck. 

They were tied up by two men armed with parang and dropped off at a palm oil estate in Senai, some 10km away. The hijackers drove off with the lorry containing RM157,000 worth of electrical goods . 

The victims freed themselves and made a report at the Skudai police station at 8.30am. 

The lorry was later recovered in Sedenak with the contents missing. 

Johor Baru (North) OCPD Asst Comm Ruslan Hassan said police had detained a 28-year-old man to assist in the investigations. He has been remanded until June 14. 

“We believe five suspects were involved and have launched a manhunt,” he said.  

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