SHAH ALAM: A woman was among five people detained in connection with the car-jacking and shooting of a Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) officer in Puchong.
The five suspects, aged between 18 and 34, were held during a string of raids in Bachok, Kubang Kerian and Kota Baru in Kelantan on Jan 12 and Jan 13.
Selangor police chief Senior Deputy Comm Datuk Mohd Shukri Dahlan said the .38 revolver used in the shooting was seized along with other items.
“We believe one of the suspects was a 23-year-old man.
“The gang of robbers have been active for about a year,” he told a press conference on Thursday.
SDCP Mohd Shukri ruled out that the shooting and robbery were related to the victim’s profession as an enforcement officer.
“It is purely an isolated incident and the victim was not targeted due to his profession.
“We believe we have solved the case,” he said.
On Jan 4, two men had car-jacked MMEA administration director Nazaruddin Mat Ali and then shot him in Puchong, Selangor. The men escaped with his Honda Accord.
Nazaruddin, 35, who is with the finance division of the agency in Kuantan, was driving his car at 11am that day, when it was rammed from behind by a Toyota Wish.
When he got out to inspect the damage, a man suddenly opened fire, hitting him in the abdomen. They then escaped with the car with Nazaruddin’s wife inside.
The car was found abandoned in Jalan Persiaran Bangi, Sekyen 4 Tambahan, Bandar Baru Bangi, while Nazaruddin’s wife, Alawiyah Haron, was left unhurt at a petrol kiosk in the area.
Nazaruddin was reported to be in a stable condition.