I won’t stoop so low as to question if the cops would have arrived so fast it it weren’t a big star’s home.
From The Star 26 July 2009:
Armed men rob Mawi’s house
By FARIK ZOLKEPLI
JOHOR BARU: The family home of singer Asmawi Ani, or more popularly known as Mawi, was broken into by four Indonesian men and two of them were shot dead by the police in an ensuing shootout.
The robbery took place at about 4am yesterday when the masked men, armed with parang, broke into the house at Felda Taib Andak in Kulai Jaya through the back door.
At the time, Mawi’s mother Ramlah Sarlan, elder sister Rashidah Ani, 38, her husband Sahrom Saji, 40, and six others were sleeping.
Mawi was in Sabah and family members said he had been notified of the robbery.
When the victims woke up and saw the robbers, they shouted, causing the robbers to flee.
The robbers escaped with two mobile phones and jewellery worth RM7,000.
The victims then alerted the police who managed to track down two of the robbers at Ladang Fraser, some 5km away from the house at about 12pm.
The suspects, who were in a stolen Proton Waja, tried to escape but police managed to corner them.
When ordered to surrender, the suspects tried to attack the policemen with their parang which forced the police to fire several shots, killing both suspects.
Johor deputy police chief Senior Asst Comm I Datuk Jalaluddin Ab Rahman said two other suspects were still at large.
“We recovered some of the victims’ belongings as well as two steel cutters, two parang and gloves,” he told a press conference yesterday.
SAC Jalaluddin added that the suspects were from Indonesia’s Batam and Tanjung Pinang, and they frequently entered Malaysia to carry out crimes.
They had valid passports.
Police are tracking down the remaining suspects and believe the four separated after the robbery to avoid capture.
Rashidah said she was shocked to see four masked men dressed like ninjas in her room.
“One of the men tried to choke me to stop me from screaming but I managed to do so anyway,” she said.
Rashidah, who is eight months’ pregnant, added that the same man also used the blunt end of the parang to hit her head three times.
The suspect then snatched her bracelet and necklace before fleeing from the room.
Anyone with information can contact the police hotline at 07-2212 999 or the nearest police station.