A group of armed robbers tied up a family of four, feast on their food meant to be sold in Bau and then left in the house owner’s cars this morning.
The house owner, Chin Poo Kiong, 52 who was tased a few times said from what he could check through, he lost RM5000 cash, over RM5000 worth of gold jewelry and four mobile phones.
Chin stayed in a single storey detached house with his wife and two sons, 16 and 20 at Jambusan, Bau.
At 6 am this morning, Chin heard his dogs barking wildly. Thinking that the fish might have jumped out of the fish pond causing the dogs to bark before, he went to check and saw two men, one masked and one holding a parang.
Chin thought it was a prank from his staff and pulled at the parang. Instead, the man grabbed him and held the parang at his neck telling him to give them his money or they would kill him.
The two was joined by a few others, some masked. His 48-year-old wife who was cooking for her hawker stall business in Bau screamed when she saw the robbers coming in. The two sons were also threatened with parang when they went to see why their mother shouted.
The four were tied up with nylon and gagged as the robbers searched through every room.
One of the robbers even had a taser with him and tased Chin whenever they asked where he hid his values. Chin said after he was tased a few times, the taser went conk.
Chin said as the robbers conversed among themselves, he realized some are local and others are foreigners.
After eating, the group left the house in Chin’s viva. They also blindfolded them all. Chin managed to free himself and his family before seeking help.
Bau OCPD, DSP Mohammad Sabri bin Zainal said based on the statement from the house owner, there could be about 8 or 9 robbers, a mixed group of both local and foreigners.
Police later found the cars abandoned along Jalan Jambusan and another at the rubbish dump in Bau. A shop owner said he saw Chin’s car driving in the town and was surprised that Chin had gone to work so early. He did not realize that the car was driven by someone else.
Police are now investigating the case.