JOHOR BAHRU: Five masked men armed with sickles and knives robbed two policemen and their families of cash and valuables at their houses in the Tanjung Labuh Police Housing Complex near Batu Pahat early today.
Batu Pahat police chief ACP Abdul Wahib Musa said the incident occurred about 3.30am.
He said the robbers, believed to be Indonesians, broke into the houses of two police corporals, aged 34 and 51, via the back entrance.
“The houses are located side-by-side,” he said in a statement here today.
Abdul Wahib said about RM800 in cash, two mobile phones, a laptop and a wristwatch were taken from the first house while RM300 in cash and two mobile phones were taken from the second house.
A gold chain was snatched from around neck of the second victim’s wife.
The suspects also tied the hands and feet of the second victim before he screamed for help after the suspects escaped.
Abdul Wahib said an operation was launched to track down the culprits and so far the police had detained 13 suspects to assist in investigations under Section 395/397 of the Penal Code.