Armed suspects rob man in Kampung Parit

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POLICE said two suspects armed with machetes robbed a 33-year-old victim at 3.40am at Kampung Parit yesterday.

The Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF) in a statement said an emergency call from the victim was received at 3.40am on the alleged crime that occurred at a junction near the Kg Parit Recreational Park.

The victim who drove a Chevrolet car was on the way home when a white Daihatsu Charmant that had no registered number blocked its path.

“Two men emerged out of the Daihatsu, donning red masks, armed with machetes and meat cutters told the victim to surrender his valuables,” the police statement read.

The victim made an estimate loss of $1,700, and the case was classified as robbery under Section 398 of the Penal Code, Chapter 22.

In a separate robbery case, a grocery shop in Sengkurong was allegedly robbed by a man armed with a sickle and believed to be a foreigner.

The RBPF received an emergency call at 11.40pm on the alleged robbery on September 10, 2014.

“Investigations via CCTV showed a man wearing a cap and a sickle – the case classifies as a robbery under Section 392 of the Penal Code, Chapter 22.”

The victim said it was likely the robber was a foreigner due to his accent, the police statement added.

The suspect was also driving a Mazda saloon car and did not have a licence plate.

Police advised the public to be careful especially when travelling or walking alone in the wee hours of the morning or at midnight to avoid undesired incidents.

The police called on the public to provide information on the cases to the Sengkurong Police Station’s hotline 2661904 or police hotline 993.

The Brunei Times