The incident occurred in Damansara Jaya. <small> Cover image via theSun Digital/Youtube </small>
Shopping for the upcoming Chinese New Year celebrations is supposed to be a joyful time.
However, that turned ugly for a married couple when they returned to find a group of thieves’ car parked in their driveway on Tuesday, 21 January.
In a dashcam footage that circulated on social media, the man and his wife can be seen driving to their house located in Damansara Jaya.</p>
Upon reaching their house, they were shocked to find the gate open with an unknown SUV parked in their driveway
Two masked men were then seen entering the SUV
The alleged robbers proceeded to ram the couple’s car that was blocking them in an attempt to escape
Unfortunately, after multiple ramming, the SUV managed to ease out and drive away
According to police, the incident took place in broad daylight at around 2pm on Tuesday, 21 January
"They had locked [the gate] before leaving at 1.30pm on Tuesday but when they came home around 2.20pm, they saw their gate open and a silver vehicle parked on their driveway," Petaling Jaya OCPD Mohd Zani Che Din said, as quoted by The Star.
The thieves managed to steal multiple items including a laptop, a camera, a mobile phone, and over RM2,600 worth of foreign currency.
Although the viral video showed the intruders’ car number plate, police have since established that it is fake
"Checks on the suspects' car number plate, which was recorded, was found to be false," Zani was quoted as saying by theSundaily.
According to the Damansara Jaya neighbourhood residents’ WhatsApp group, the robbery took place in the DJROA zone B, near KDU College, opposite the Petronas petrol station.
Residents also announced in the group that the police have asked them to circulate the robbers’ SUV and license plate as they may have houses in certain zones where they hide in.
Currently, the police are investigating the case under Section 457 for house break-in and Section 427 for mischief amounting to damage
According to theSundaily, CCTV footage of the surrounding areas will also be inspected to aid with investigations as there were no CCTVs in the victims' house.
Section 457 of the Penal Code, carries a maximum 14-year imprisonment sentence if found guilty, while offences under Section 427 is punishable with imprisonment for a term of not less than one year and not more than five years, a fine, or both.
Watch the dash cam footage here:
Robbery cases have been rampant this CNY season. A recent case involved a man getting attacked with a parang in KL:
Another incident that occurred last week saw a victim’s car stolen from a mall carpark in Cheras:
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