The Mat Rempits have “revved” up their nuisance level from street racing to robbery.
Police have detained 21 youths of a gang who terrorised their victims by forcing them to drive to a secluded spot and robbing them.
Sentul OCPD Asst Comm Ahmad Sofian Md Yassin said the victims were intimidated and helpless by the large of number of youths on motorcycles.
The youths, all males who called themselves “Double 77” and “Mat Rempit Town”, were nabbed from their homes in Gombak and Seremban in separate operations since June 11.
Eleven motorcycles, 26 handphones and a gold chain were seized from the youths.
He said the youths were involved in at least 30 cases in Sentul and elsewhere in Klang Valley since early this year.
“They would spend the money on modifying their motorcycles,” he said.
“They would first gather at hawker stalls and cybercafes and than would ride around and pick their victims randomly and trail them between midnight and 5am,” he added.