Five robbers shot dead in goldsmith heist


  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 21 Nov 2018

KUALA LUMPUR: A dramatic shootout in the car park of a busy shopping mall here saw four robbers dead, one arrested and a policeman injured.

Another robber in the getaway car was shot dead several metres away as he tried to escape the police.

During the 4.30pm incident yesterday, a team from Selangor CID was responding to a call about suspicious activity when they ran into a gang of robbers fresh from a goldsmith heist at the mall in Kuchai Lama.

Gunfire erupted immediately, with four robbers shot dead and one arrested. One of the policemen was shot in the knee.

City police chief Comm Datuk Seri Mazlan Lazim said another gang member, who was driving the getaway car, heard the gunshots and sped off.

Crime scene: A police forensic unit examining the scene of the shooting at the Kuchai Lama mall after the shootout. — Bernama

“A high-speed pursuit took place. We caught up with him about 400m away from the mall where another shootout resulted in his death.

“Luckily, we were able to stop the robbers before they got away with the loot, and no members of the public were hurt,” he told reporters at the scene yesterday.

The police seized two firearms, an axe, a machete and two cars but have yet to identify the robbers.

The injured policeman has been sent to University Malaya Medical Centre for treatment.

“There have been a few robberies lately, and we have been stepping up our efforts to crack down on them.

“This mall has been robbed before so we have been watching it closely,” said Comm Mazlan.

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 1
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3

News , bureaus

   

Next In Nation

MMC to suspend all temporary registration certificates for medical degrees that show discrepancies
Keep up your fighting spirit, says PM to Malaysians during virtual mega selawat event
Covid-19: Malaysia hits new high with 221,706 vaccine jabs administered nationwide
Sibu priest advises anti-vaxxers to stop sharing negative stories on Covid-19 vaccines
Cops in Perak arrest five men for gambling on Wednesday (June 16) night
OKU Sentral drive-through PPV to boost capacity to 40,000 shots in five months
High spikes in registration as vaccinations revved up
INTERACTIVE: Letting Go - How Parents of Young Autistic Adults are Teaching Independence
Govt’s intention in line with King’s call, says Azmin
Johor and Penang ready to reconvene when possible

Stories You'll Enjoy


Vouchers