BUKIT MERTAJAM (Bernama) – A man, armed with what appeared to be a pistol, robbed two women of their cash and valuables at Taman Sejahtera in Alam here on Friday.
In the 7.30pm incident, the robber took away the 31-year-old victim’s handphone, ring and RM1,200.
Not satisfied, he also snatched a handbag belonging to her 25-year-old friend, which contained a handphone, RM700, identity card, driving licence and bank card.
After warning the women not to move, the robber escaped in a car driven by his accomplice in the direction of Bukit Mertajam.
According to a police spokesman, the two women were on their way to a shop in Taman Sejahtera to buy a handphone top-up card when they were confronted by a man who arrived in a car.
He said the man whipped out what appeared to be a pistol and covered it with a cloth before demanding for cash and valuables from the woman.
Meanwhile, Penang Criminal Investigation Department chief SAC Mazlan Kesah when contacted confirmed the incident.