Mat Rempit Robbery Gang Busted

8 April 2009
Kuala Lumpur

A Mat Rempit gang known for robbing pedestrians and youngsters waiting at bus stops has been nabbed after a string of raids in Cheras last month. Known as the Balang gang, some members were detained last August for robbery but the 19-year-old leader laid low before recruiting new members and committing crime in January this year.

The gang was usually active between 8pm and 3am and targetted areas of Cheras and Kajang. Police have linked at least 15 robbery cases with the gang but there are more cases that go unreported.

Another related gang, called Gang Inal, was nabbed. They were suspected of stealing car parts and motorcycles.

The raids conducted by the police also included the gang’s headquarters in Taman Cheras Utama. Police recovered knives, machetes, motorcycles and stolen cheque books and car stereos. The 13 members who were arrested were aged between 16 and 22 years.

The Star Online – Gang’s reign of terror ends
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