May 2, 2009

Johor Bahru in Real Bad State

This just goes to show how bad the crime rate is in Johor Bahru even the police chiefs get robbed, you know its real bad when the police get robbed or are they victims of their own folly.

OCPD robbed at knife point

JOHOR BARU: Johor Baru South OCPD Asst Comm Zainuddin Yaakob was tied up and robbed at knife point in his house here early yesterday.

ACP Zainuddin: The intruders tied him up.

The OCPD, in his 40s, who was home alone, had a shock when at least three men surprised him at about 5.45am.

The suspects, all believed to be Indonesians, tied him up and ransacked his home.

The intruders then fled with some cash and valuables.

ACP Zainuddin managed to free himself and contact the police. He later lodged a report at the Tampoi police station.

State CID chief Senior Asst Comm (II) Datuk Amer Awal said the suspects managed to enter the OCPD’s house through the back door.

“The OCPD was not harmed and so far we have detained three men in connection with the case,” he said, urging those with information to contact the police hotline at 07-221 2999 or the nearest police station.

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With the recession in Johor Bahru biting in, the people of JB are worried over the crime rate in this southern city.
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