Frequent break-ins but no
07/01/2008 The Star By Charles Fernandez
Are there any cops to act on our reports? This is the question residents and
owners of Koi Tropika service apartments are asking after they have lodged
several reports on the many break-ins in the area.
According to the residents association vice-chairman Teng Kam Yun, there has
been an average of two break-ins each month.
“There were 11 break-in cases reported between September and November,” he
said, adding that there had been no reprieve from this menace even though
there were security guards on duty at the apartments.
“Most of the break-ins are carried out in broad daylight and this is cause
for concern,” he said.
Teng was at the Subang Jaya IPD in Seri Kembangan with Condominium,
Apartment and Highrise Committeee (CAHC) vice-chairman Khong Chee Seng to
lodge a report on the latest spate of break-ins.
Concerned: Khong (left), Teng and residents association committee member Soo
Lai Wen at the Subang Jaya IPD in Seri Kembangan to lodge a report on a
He said apart from the reports made, there were many other break-ins that
had gone unreported.
Khong said the purpose of his visit was to urge the Subang Jaya police chief
to arrange a police-residents safety dialogue to address the situation,
which he felt could worsen if left unchecked.
“The thieves are only getting braver each time because of the lack of police
action. The situation is frightening because there are no signs of forced
entry into the apartments. We believe it is the work of a syndicate using a
master key to enter the units,'' said Khong.
Khong despite numerous complaints and letters forwarded to the security
company, there had not been any improvements in the security aspects.