Suspected bank robber shot dead

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 10 — Police shot dead a suspect, believed to be involved in a RM202,800 bank robbery on November 5, in an incident at Kampung Chubadak, Jalan Datuk Senu 3 here today. 

Selangor CID chief SAC Mohd Adnan Abdullah said an accomplice of the suspect, who was also in the Toyota Vios car, escaped during the incident at about 4.30 this morning.

He said that in the incident, a special police team formed to investigate the case detected a white BMW car in Greenwood, Gombak, which was used in the bank robbery in Sri Damansara. 

“Realising that they were being followed, the BMW driver sped off before stopping at the Gombak toll plaza to get into a Toyota Vios that was waiting there.

“The policemen approached the car before one of the men in the car took out a pump gun as though to shoot at the policemen,” Mohd Adnan told reporters at the scene.

He said the policemen fired several shots in self-defence at the car before the suspects sped off.

“There was an exchange of fire between the suspects and the police during the 15km car chase. During the chase, the Vios skidded and hit the wall of a madrasah at the scene of the incident,” he said.

Mohd Adnan said one of the suspects escaped while the 33-year-old car driver from Kelantan was shot dead.

Following inspection of the car, police found a pump gun which had been stolen from the bank’s security guard and a pistol that was believed to have been used in the robbery.

“Further investigation revealed that the BMW car abandoned at the Gombak toll plaza had been stolen in Setapak while the Vios car was stolen in Sri Damansara earlier this month,” he said.

Mohd Adnan said the suspect who was shot dead had six past criminal records, two of which were for robbery while one was for car theft.

In the bank robbery at 2.40pm on November 5, three men wearing baseball caps and armed with two pistols took a customer and a security guard hostage before escaping with RM202,800 in a matter of five minutes. — Bernama



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