Monday February 25, 2013
Tied up, blindfolded and robbed
By LEONARD PHANG
KUCHING: A businessman claimed that he was blindfolded and tied up during a robbery at his house on Saturday.
Phang Yun Shin, 61, from Taman Sri Cahaya, Jalan Tondong near here told police that he was surfing the Internet at the upper floor of his house when he heard a noise around 2pm.
He then rushed downstairs only to see four masked men armed with machetes. One of them approached Phang and brandished the weapon at him, telling him to remain silent.
Fearing for his safety, Phang showed no resistance. He was then taken upstairs by the intruders before being blindfolded and tied up with masking tape.
According to Phang, it took the gang about 10 minutes to ransack his house.
When Phang realised that the robbers had left, he went downstairs and sought help from his neighbour to untie him. He said the neighbour told him that the robbers came in a red Perodua Kancil.
In his police report at Batu Kawah station, Phang reported the loss of his laptop computer, passport, a wide-screen television, two mobile phones and a CCTV decoder, to the robbers.
In a similar but separate incident, a coffee shop operator claimed that two masked men robbed his wife who was alone in their house early morning yesterday.
The complainant known only as Wong, 50, from Tabuan Heights, told Simpang Tiga police that he learnt of the incident when his wife called him while he was at work.
According to Wong, his wife was waken up by the noise coming out from the ground floor of the house around 6am.
She then went downstairs and was shocked to see two masked men armed with sticks in the living room. The intruders demanded her to remain silent. The duo bagged RM10,500 cash, smartphone, passport, ATM cards, a necklace, two bracelets and two pairs of earrings before leaving.