Cops dismantle gang that preyed on Ipoh’s elderly

District police chief Assistant Commissioner Mohd Ali Tamby said his agency is still hunting another gang member. — iStock.com pic via AFP
District police chief Assistant Commissioner Mohd Ali Tamby said his agency is still hunting another gang member. — iStock.com pic via AFP

IPOH, April 10 — Police said they have busted a gang that targeted senior citizens here with two arrests.

District police chief Assistant Commissioner Mohd Ali Tamby said his agency is still hunting another gang member.

“Both gangs have been active since early this year and we believe, with their arrest, at least four cases have been solved,” he said.

Speaking to reporters at the district police station, Mohd Ali said the gang was broken up on April 7 when the suspects, aged 42 and 56, were arrested at Menglembu and Sungai Siput, respectively.

“A check on the duo’s background revealed both had a string of criminal convictions. The 42-year-old was also found to be under police surveillance,” he said.

Mohd Ali said police also recovered items taken during a robbery at Taman Ipoh Jaya on April 5 at both suspects’ homes, adding that police had obtained a seven-day remand order against the duo until Friday.

In a separate arrest, two members of Gang Vinod were arrested at a house in Buntong yesterday evening.

“Aside from robbing, the suspects are also involved in posing as civil servants and criminal intimidation,” he said.

The duo, aged 27 and 28, are remanded until April 17.

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