Five on police wanted list for allegedly robbing swiftlet nest house in Sibu

Police investigating the gang robbery case in the swiftlet nest house.

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SIBU, Oct 30: Police are tracking down five men on suspicion of robbing a swiftlet nest house at Batu 25, Jalan Pasai Siong here yesterday.

Sibu district police chief ACP Stanley Jonathan Ringgit said the robbery had caused the owner of the swiftlet nest house to suffer a loss of about RM17,000.

“During the incident, the  complainant, 22, who is also the caretaker of the bird’s nest house, had his both hands tied to the back of the body with electric wires while his neck was pointed with a machete taken from the house,” he said.

He said the complainant’s wife was almost raped by one of the suspects but was unsuccessful as she fought back.

“The suspects took more than an hour to collect the swiftlet nests before they fled with about five kilograms of swiftlet nests,” he said.

He said the complainant also reported the loss of two live roosters and three mobile phones.

Stanley said according to the complainant, all the suspects wore cloth face masks, long-sleeved shirts and black pants as well as black rubber boots and all of them were armed with sharp objects.

The robbery was the fifth time in 10 years to have befallen the swiftlet house but no police report has been made in the previous cases,” he added.

The case is being investigated under Sections 395 and 397 of the Penal Code for gang robbery.— DayakDaily