PETALING JAYA: The crime rate in Subang Jaya saw a 10% rise as robbers targeted houses during the festive season. Subang Jaya police chief ACP Yahaya Ramli said it is becoming a worrying trend. "The sudden increase in crime rate particularly in the last two months worries us. "We realise crimes, especially house break-in, snatch thefts and vehicle break-ins are on rise. "With the festive season like Christmas last month and now Chinese New Year around the corner, robbers are now targeting houses in hope that there are valuables," Yahaya told theSun after attending a dialogue session on crime prevention with Subang residential associations here today. "Even a 10% increase for us is a big concern and so we have actually set up a task force comprising 10 experts from the serious crime division (D9) to tackle this issue," he added. He said the task force was formed last month and specialised in tracking down those involved in the robberies and house break-ins in Subang. "The dialogue we saw earlier is just the beginning because we will continue to work with the public to ensure we can eradicate the problem," he said.