There’s a saying which goes, once bitten, twice shy. The owner of a computer shop in Cheras can certainly agree. After their store was robbed 7 months ago, they took precautions and increased their security. Unfortunately, they’ve been robbed three more times since then.
On 26th March, the store was raided for the fourth time. The heist was carried out by 15 men who came in 4 cars. Although attempts were made to stop them, the gang still got away with RM70,000 worth of equipment.
The computer shop located on the first floor of a building in Cheras contains electronic equipment. Although they had a security system installed, previous successful robberies proved they needed to up their game. In addition to upgrading the security system, the store owner also supposedly hired two security guards. Regretfully, it wasn’t enough to stop the most recent round of robbery.
The robbers came at 6am in 4 cars. A total of 15 men were geared up to rob the shop and were armed with baseball bats. One party entered from the front while another group breached the shop via the balcony. The two security guards were then attacked with the bats. The alarm system went off, supposedly alerting the owner who showed up on site in a car. They attempted to block the group with their car, going as far as to ram their vehicle into their van. They also honked their horn, hoping to attract attention from nearby residents to get their help. However, the group still managed to get away.
According to the police report, the suspects used a grey Nissan Navara, a white Toyota Hiace, a white Peroduo Alza and a white Proton Exora as their getaway cars. Although the vehicle which tried to stop the robbers was damaged, the owner themselves escaped with no injuries. Police are currently looking into matters and have asked anyone with information regarding the case to come forward.
It’s certainly a difficult situation for the owner. After all, being robbed four times over a span of 7 months is no coincidence. Hopefully, the police will be able to arrest the perpetrators or the owners will have to find a solution to secure their goods better.