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Police Deny Viral SMS On Robbers Using Kids As Decoy

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IPOH: An SMS, purportedly from a source in the Ipoh district police, has gone viral on social media, warning people not to open their gates or doors to three men going around with two children at housing areas asking for donations.

The SMS claimed the men were using the children as a decoy and would carry with them a bag containing axe and machete.

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If allowed to enter a premise, they would rob and also rape victims.

The “incident” was said to have occurred at Tasek, Ipoh Garden, Taman Meru, Taman Jati, Kampung Manjoi, Rapat Setia, Pasir Puteh, Medan Gopeng and Pengkalan.

When met, Ipoh OCPD Asst Comm Sum Chang Keong denied such incidents and said the SMS contained false information.

“If there are such cases, we will take the action when reports have been made,” he said.

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