Robbers pistol-whipped two wholesale traders
IPOH, Sept 9 — Two wholesale traders were pistol-whipped during a robbery at the Menglembu wholesale market here last night.
The victims, in their 40s, sought out-patient treatment at the Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital.
In the incident about 8pm, five traders were having dinner at the market when four men armed with two pistols and two meat cleavers held them up.
Acting city police chief Superintendent Ibrahim Abu Bakar said today, when one of the robbers fired a warning shot, three of the traders fled in fear.
He said the robbers then pistol-whipped the two traders before taking away two bags, one containing RM3,000, and escaped in a car.
In Negeri Sembilan, a man escaped with M80,000 after robbing a bank branch in Bandar Baru Nilai yesterday.
The robber, who was sporting sunglasses and a cap, was armed with what appeared to be a pistol when he struck the bank about 4pm, said Seremban police chief Assistant Commissioner Saiful Azly Kamaruddin.
He said the man jumped over the counter and threatened the staff before escaping with the cash, adding that there was a manager, four staff and two security guards at the time.
He said the police detained one of the guards to facilitate investigations.
In Johor Baharu, the police detained six Indonesians, including a woman, at a squatter area in Majidi, in connection with a robbery at an apartment in Bukit Saujana on Sept 3.
Johor police chief Datuk Mohd Mokhtar Mohd Shariff said today, in the incident, three women were robbed by a group of Indonesians who escaped with RM14,250, three handphones and a laptop computer. — Bernama