16 May '11, 8am

Sword-wielding family rob Malaysian petrol station

Sword-wielding family rob Malaysian petrol station

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian police said Monday they had arrested a 49-year-old taxi driver and his family after swords were wielded as they robbed a petrol station of cigarettes and chocolates. District police chief Zainuddin Yaacob, describing the case as "off the wall," told AFP that the man brought his wife, four children and 16-month-old baby girl along for the Saturday afternoon heist in southern Johor state. "While his wife and baby waited in his taxi, the man and his four older children robbed the petrol station, with his eight-year-old keeping lookout while holding onto a sword," he said. "The other three accompanied their father into the petrol station, armed with swords and robbed the shop of four packs of cigarettes and chocolates," he added. Zainuddin said that police, who had been trailing the family, tried to stop the taxi driver, but he waved his weapon at them ...

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