Police are tracking down a burglary syndicate which broke into three houses in Subang Jaya early this morning. Victims lost two laptops, three mobile phones, three gold bars worth RM20,000, a gold necklace and three necklaces amounting to RM10,000, and RM2,000 in cash. Reuters Photo

SUBANG JAYA: Police are tracking down a burglary syndicate which broke into three houses in Subang Jaya early this morning.

Two terrace houses in SS14 including an orphanage, and a terrace house in SS17 became the syndicate’s target, between 4am and 5.45am.

In the first incident, a house located at SS17, occupied by two females including a 37-year old teacher, was burgled around 4am. The robbers took two laptops, three mobile phones, three gold bars worth RM20,000, a gold necklace and three necklaces amounting to RM10,000, and RM2,000 in cash.

The second case involved an orphanage. Ten children, aged between 10 and 17, and two caretakers were in the house during the incident which happened around 5am. They lost two gold necklaces, RM3,800 in cash, and 11 bank account books.

In the third case, two male occupants of a house were assaulted by the robbers. One of the victims sustained mild injury on the face and on the back when he got into the scuffle with the criminals.

The robbers took RM200 in cash, personal documents, and a mobile phone.

Subang Jaya police chief ACP Yahaya Ramli said the three cases were committed by the same group, believed to consist five men, aged between 25 and 40.

"Four men, wearing surgical masks, broke into the houses while an accomplice waited in a Porsche car with a fake plate number.

"They broke in via the front door using a steel cutter. They used parang to threaten the victims before tying them up using cable ties."

Yahaya said a special task force was formed this morning to hunt the suspects, and to heighten the security around the neighbourhood.

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