Snatch Thieves Charged with Murder and Gang Robbery

11 Oct 2007
Johor Baru

The four snatch thieves who robbed Elizabeth Chew Gaik Im in Taman Century last month have been charged with murder on Thursday. Muhammad Farhan Bacok, aged 24, Mohd Fairus Abd Jalil, aged 21, Ahmad Mokhlas Adam, aged 23, and Mohd Amir Mansyur, aged 24 claimed trial to the charge of murdering the 68-year-old retired teacher in front of Restoran Multi Mart, along Jalan Harimau at 8:55am on 30 Sep 2007.

Ahmad Mokhlas was also charged with motorcycle theft under Section 379 of the Penal Code.

All four were also charged under Section 395 and 397 of the Penal Code for gang robbery on the same victim at the same location and time. They allegedly robbed Chew of a mobile phone, a diary, a photocopied MyKad, an inhaler, a bunch of keys and some cards.

The four were denied bail and their cases have been set for mention on 15 January 2008.

The Star Online – Snatch thieves slapped with murder charge
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MCW – Murdering Snatch Thieves Were High on Drugs
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2 Responses to “Snatch Thieves Charged with Murder and Gang Robbery”

  1. GOOD JOB TO JOHOR POLICE , THESE LAWLESS ROBBER SHOULD BE CHARGE
    MURDER AND FACE SEVERE PUNISHMENT !
    IS TIME TO SHOW THE WORLD MALAYSIA IS A LAW ABIDDING COUNTRY AND ALSO A JUSTICE COUNTRY .

  2. http://www.nst.com.my/Tuesday/National/20071002081334/Article/index_html

    Rela volunteer Allan Tham, 42, claimed that he saw four men on two motorcycles on a snatch theft spree in the same area where Chew was attacked.

    “The thieves had snatched a woman’s handbag near a budget hotel near the Holiday Plaza shopping centre as I was getting into my car.

    “I followed them, hoping to block their route, but as the traffic was heavy, I could not get close to them.

    “They also snatched another woman’s handbag about 250 metres from the first victim.

    “Then, they got to their third victim. I saw an elderly woman on the ground. I was very frustrated and angry.”

    However, luck was not with the crooks as they crashed into a vehicle.

    When they tried to flee, they were apprehended by a group of diners at a nearby eatery.

    “I lodged a report at the Johor Baru (south) police station,” said Tham.

    Johor Baru (south) police chief Assistant Commissioner Zainuddin Yaacob confirmed that two victims had lodged reports of having their bags snatched in the area.

    “Members of the public arrested three of the four thieves.”

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