Stunned security guard shoots robber dead during hold-up


  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 10 Aug 2004

BY MARSHA TAN

JOHOR BARU: A security guard, despite being temporarily disabled by a stun gun and hit with a chair, fatally shot a robber at a goldsmith shop in a hypermarket here.  

The robber’s two accomplices, who were waiting in a car, fled when they saw him running out and being chased by passers-by.  

It is learnt that the robber, 33, had walked into the Wah Chan Goldsmith Shop at the Xtra hypermarket in Taman Suria at about noon, armed with a parang and a stun gun. 

He held the stun gun to the 40-year-old guard’s face, causing him to fall, grabbed a chair andstruck the guard with it. 

The robber told the five workers in Mandarin that he was robbing the shop.  

In the meantime, the guard ran to the back of the shop. 

He returned with a pistol a few minutes later and pointed it at the robber.  

However, the robber refused to surrender, and a struggle ensued.  

The guard, who sustained minor injuries to his arms, fired five shots, hitting the 33-year-old robber in the abdomen and thigh.  

Johor Baru (South) deputy OCPD 1 Supt Idris Ismail when contacted said the robber tried to escape by running out to his accomplices waiting in a Proton Wira. 

“People who witnessed the incident, ran after the robber and managed to nab him before he reached the getaway car.”  

Police, on being informed, went to the scene and took the robber to the police station, but he was already dead upon arrival.  

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