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Sunday October 20, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Sunday October 20, 2013 MYT 8:23:12 AM
by nicholas cheng AND natasha joibi
PETALING JAYA: A high-speed car chase through the densely-populated Kota Damansara ended with the police shooting at robbers who nearly hit a pedestrian in their stolen vehicle.
The four suspects, however, managed to escape on foot.
A patrol car arrived at an apartment area here at about 3.45pm yesterday to inspect a Proton Wira that was parked there.
The car is believed to have been stolen from Kelana Jaya earlier this year, based on interrogations of gang members involved in car robberies in the area.
“Upon arrival, the officers encountered four men who are believed to be part of the gang.
“They then jumped into a Proton Waja and sped off while smashing into several other vehicles parked in the area,” said Petaling Jaya OCPD Asst Comm Arjunaidi Mohamed.
An hour-long chase ensued in the pouring rain before the gang drove into a residential area in Jalan Cecawi 6/19.
“They almost hit a man in his 50s who was standing near the road, and while they were trying to reverse out, they nearly hit him again.
“In order to prevent them from hitting him, the officers fired twice at the car,” said ACP Arjunaidi.
The suspects lost control of the car which smashed into a parked Proton Wira.
ACP Arjunaidi added that the Proton Waja was reported stolen in Sungai Senam, Ipoh earlier this year.
He said police have recovered both stolen cars and are on the lookout for the four suspects.
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