KUALA LUMPUR: The crime situation in Taman Sri Segambut is not alarming, especially when compared with other areas of Sentul, the police said.
Sentul OCPD ACP Zakaria Pagan said this in response to Streets's story "Residents live in fear of robberies" which appeared on Wednesday.
"The police have been monitoring the area and have set up mobile police stations,' he said.
"Of course, we cannot be there at all times but we will be there, on and off. to monitor the situation. "We will also be dispatching patrol cars and policemen on motorbikes from time to time," he said.
Zakaria added that only 11 cases have been reported in the area this year, comprising four robberies.
"The cases do not represent the whole scenario, so there is no need for alarm."
Zakaria said he would be meeting Federal Territory Kuala Lumpur Gerakan state secretary Dr Wong Ruen Yuan to get a clearer picture of the situation.
"We advise the public to remain calm. They can call us any time for assistance," Zakaria said.
Police presence will be increased, especially in the morning, in view of the fact that most robberies occurred during that time, to keep the area safe, he said.