Ipoh's 'Sari Gang' crippled


Ipoh: A gang whose members were mostly women who preyed on other women at bus stops or living alone, has been crippled following the arrest of five of it members here and Batu Gajah over the past week.

Ipoh police chief ACP Azisman Alias said the members of the gang known as the "Sari Gang" because they usually wore sarees, would approach their victims on the pretext of asking for help before robbing them.

Police recored stolen items among others jewellery, handbags, hanphones, cameras and bootled liqor worth around RM5,000 from the gang, he told reporters here today.

Ipoh police also busted another robbery gang called  "Geng Kulmit" with the arrest of four of its members two of whom were women in Taman Lindungan here on Tuesday.

Azisman said police recovered stolen watches, handphones, cameras and foreign currency from countries in Africa as well as Indonesia and Bangladesh from the gang. -- Bernama

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