Cops nab 4 men, recover 81 Hermes handbags worth RM6 million

The handbags were from a total of 85 of the same brand reportedly taken from a bungalow in KL on Oct 3. (Bernama pic)

KUALA LUMPUR: Police arrested four men and recovered 81 Hermes brand handbags worth RM6 million which the Raju Gang robbed from a bungalow on Jalan Duta on Oct 3.

The handbags were from a total of 85 of the same brand reportedly taken from the bungalow belonging to a Chinese-national businessman about 4pm.

Kuala Lumpur police chief Mazlan Lazim said the men, aged between 24 and 47, were detained by a team from the Kuala Lumpur CID’s Special Investigation Division (D9) in separate operations last month.

Speaking at a media conference here today, he said two of them were detained in Segambut and Cheras in Kuala Lumpur while two more were nabbed in Negeri Sembilan and Selangor.

‘’A suspect masqueraded as a deliveryman before four more accomplices entered and tied up the gardener and security guard.

‘’The suspects carted away valuable items, including 85 Hermes brand handbags, 10 gold rings, a diamond chain and a Toyota Alphard,” he said.

Mazlan said one of the suspects detained was a driver of the businessman, who was believed to have alerted the others on the presence of the valuable items at the bungalow.

He said police were now looking for two more men, known as S Kajenthiran, 26, and K Parameswaran, 24, who can help police in investigations into the robbery.

During the robbery, two suspects were believed to have fled with three Hermes bags which are still missing. One of the bags had been sold by one of the four arrested suspects in a neighbouring country for RM15,000, Mazlan said.

Those with information can contact investigation officer ASP Farokh Faizal Ahmad at 017-7762991 or the CID operations room at 03-21460685.