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BACHOK: The police are hunting for a 32-year-old local man to assist them in the investigations of gang robberies in the district.
Bachok District Police Chief, DSP Ab Rahim Che Ghani said that the man, Mohd Nizam Abd Manaf, from Kampung Nakhoda Saamah here, carried an identity card No. 800827-03-5283.
The gang, comprising three to four males, is beleived to be involved in 12 robbery cases since November last year, targetting housewives, he told reporters at his office yesterday.
Ab rahim said the gang's modus operandi was to approach the victims' houses with the false pretence of looking for directions or people, before snatching and fleeing with valuables, during the day.
A housewife in Kampung Kandis here lost up to RM10,000 in an incident three days ago when she was robbed of valuables, a mobile phone and cash beleived to be the work of the alleged gang.
He said that the alleged gang used various vehicles, including a car which was beleived to be rented, using a false vehicle registration number to avoid being indentified by the victim.
He said the police were currently trying to track down the gang by putting up posters of the suspects in public areas throughout the district to help investigations.
Those with information regarding the suspects are requested to contact Insp Yusli Zainal at 013-9239319.
Meanwhile, the Kota Baharu District Police are looking for two men who are suspected to have violated and raped two female foreign tourists last Wednesday.
It's Police Chief, ACP Azham Othman said prior to this, the police managed to remand an 18-year-old student from a public university, to help in the investigations.
The incident occurred after the two tourists followed a man, who pretended to help send them to a travel agency after obtaining their visas at the Thai Consulate at Jalan Padang Bongor, here.
The tourists, prior to the incident had just completed their vacation at Pulau Perhentian, Terengganu. -- BERNAMA