PETALING JAYA: A routine early morning crime prevention round by a team of policemen led to a shootout with two heavily armed robbers who were eventually shot dead.
At around 3am yesterday, police personnel from Bukit Aman Serious Crimes Division (D9) out on a crime prevention round noticed the occupants inside a car acting suspiciously near the Kundang night market area in Rawang.
After tailing them for about 2km along Jalan Lagong, the officers managed to stop the car at a bend on the road.
However, after police verbally identified themselves, the two male suspects, aged 40 and 41, started shooting at the officers, which resulted in an exchange of gunfire that saw the two suspects killed.
According to Selangor CID chief Deputy Comm Datuk Mohd Adnan Abdullah, police believed that the two men were preparing for a robbery, judging from the items seized in their vehicle.
“We found a .38 (calibre) handgun near one of the suspects with four spent casings and a live round. The other suspect, believed to be the driver, was found with a firearm tucked under his waist,” said DCP Mohd Adnan.
While inspecting the suspects’ car, the cops also found various weapons.
“We recovered a machete, two knives, a metal rod, gloves and a ski mask,” said DCP Mohd Adnan.
Also found was a licence plate with the number WTG 9832.
DCP Mohd Adnan said the plate could have been used during robberies to throw off the police.
Investigations showed that one of the suspects was a wanted man with four prior cases on his record.
Further investigations also found that the car used by the two suspects was reported stolen back in 2014.