Monday June 18, 2012
Crime alert in Rawang
RAWANG residents are worried about recent crime cases in the area and want the police to increase surveillance.
Wong King Chuan from Taman Rawang Perdana said 15 parang-wielding men had threatened his workers who were staying at the construction site of a church-cum-kindergarten project at about 12.30am last Wednesday
“The workers ran away after they were threatened by the robbers at knife-point.”
“The robbers carted all the construction tools onto two lorries and left at about 4.30am,” he said.
“One of my workers had lodged a report in the morning but the police have yet to come to the site and investigate.
“No further action was taken from them since the day of report,” he said at a press conference recently.
Among the tools stolen were more than 100 pieces of metal scaffolding and several construction machinery, wiring cables as well as the workers’ wallets and handphones.
Wong estimated the total loss at RM30,000.
Another victim, Jiali Poultry Farm Sdn Bhd executive director David Goh said 250 chickens were stolen on Monday from his lorry and he suffered a RM5,000 loss.
He lodged a report at noon last Monday.
“I only knew that the culprit was taken into custody when I called the police station the next day,” he said.
However, he was disappointed with the police for not taking immediate action although he had provided sufficient information to the police.
Selayang MCA youth chief Lee Li Yew said recently several manhole covers and pedestrian railings had been stolen.
“This had become a serious problem. There are also construction workers complaining that there are people asking for protection money.
“I urge the residents to make a police report immediately if faced with such incidents. I have already contacted the officer-in-charge of Rawang police station to look into the matter,” he added.