SEREMBAN: A man trying to break into a building here suffered a heart attack and died when he was detained by police following a car chase.
The 53-year-old man who had three previous criminal records, was believed to have been trying to enter a shoplot along Jalan Dr Krishnan early yesterday morning. It is learnt he ran a tour agency.
The shoplot, which housed a bar, restaurant and hotel, was undergoing renovation.
State CID chief Asst Comm Huzir Mohamed said the man began having breathing difficulties after police detained him, and died upon arrival at the Seremban Hospital.
He told a press conference that a post-mortem conducted yesterday showed that the man had hypertension and suffered a heart attack.
He added that the police received a call from the district operations room at 2.55am that a man was trying to break into a building.
Upon reaching the scene about five minutes later, they saw the suspect trying to escape in a car. He rammed into the police patrol car and the police gave chase until Taman Jaya Mas where the man's car crashed into the gate of a house,” ACP Huzir said.
He added that the suspect proceeded to pull out a pistol when the team approached him. A struggle ensued and the police successfully wrested the Smith & Wesson .38 Special pistol from the suspect, who was then detained.
Among the items seized from the suspect’s car were medication, 12 bullets, RM350 in cash, a baseball bat, a hammer, a parang, a mobile telephone, credit cards and a talisman.