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Wednesday January 29, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Wednesday January 29, 2014 MYT 7:04:14 AM
Left to burn: Police personnel examining the torched security van in Ijok.
KUALA SELANGOR: A security van carrying RM3.4mil was hijacked by a gang of robbers at a petrol station near Ijok, Batang Berjuntai, here.
It is believed that the van, manned by four guards, stopped at the station at about 9.50am yesterday to replenish money at the petrol station’s ATM when their vehicle was blocked by a Nissan van and two men on a motorcycle.
Sources said between four and six men alighted from the van and tied up the guards, enabling the motorcyclists to drive the security van away.
Kuala Selangor OCPD Supt Mohd Taib Ahmad said initial investigations revealed that the suspects drove the security van to an oil palm plantation at Bukit Badong.
“We believe the suspects forced all four security guards to get off the vehicle before unloading nine bags of money from the van and taking the guards’ pump guns. They were all wearing full-faced helmets.
“The gang then set the van ablaze before escaping with the loot in their van,” he said.
He added that two of the security guards were scalded by the fire and were sent to the Tanjung Karang Hospital for treatment.
They are in stable condition.
A Bukit Berjuntai Fire and Rescue Department source said they received the distress call at 9.58am and five firefighters were sent to the scene to contain the fire.
The firefighters managed to put out the fire by 10.47am.
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