Dog foils attempted armed robbery

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PETALING JAYA: Five robbers armed with machetes ran for their lives when their intended victim set his dog on them.

The robbers had intended to rob a 40-year-old man who was standing in front of his house in Bukit Bayu Tinggi, Klang, on Sunday, reported the New Straits Times.

According to police, the victim was standing near his car when the five men, armed with machetes and wearing masks, arrived in a sports utility vehicle.

“Upon seeing the robbers, the victim ran to his house and let his dog out to chase the robbers away,” Klang Selatan police chief Assistant Commissioner Shamsul Amar Ramli said.

The robbers, on seeing the dog, ran to their vehicles and sped off.

Shamsul said the incident was recorded by closed-circuit television (CCTV) camera and the footage went viral on social media after it was shared by the victim’s friend.

He said investigations led police to a house in Taman Sentosa, where they arrested a 30-year-old suspect who was a hardcore criminal with a record of 27 previous criminal cases.

Shamsul said the suspect tested positive for methamphetamine.

He said the case was being investigated under Section 393 of the Penal Code for attempted robbery.