Two burglary suspects killed in shootout with police in Pahang


SAC Othman (3rd from left) showing the revolver recovered from the suspects' car.

TEMERLOH: Two male suspects believed to be foreigners have been shot dead in an exchange of gunfire with the police near Kampung Charuk Puting.

State CID chief Senior Asst Comm Datuk Othman Nanyan said the Terengganu and Pahang CID had been investigating a series of burglaries and after receiving a tip-off, an operation was mounted at about 5am on Monday (Oct 19).

"The police team came across a suspicious-looking Toyota Camry at Jalan Jerantut-Temerloh and it was then the suspects sped off in the car and tried to ram the police vehicle.

"They were successfully cut off in a car chase, after which one of the suspects opened fire. Police personnel returned fire and the two suspects were killed," he said at the Temerloh police headquarters here.

SAC Othman said a police officer was shot but was mostly unharmed as the bullet hit his bullet-proof vest.

He said the suspects, in their 30s to 40s, were believed to be involved in the burglary of supermarkets, office buildings and factories in Terengganu and Pahang throughout the past year.

Recovered from the suspects' car was a.38 revolver along with one live bullet and four shell casings.

There were also miscellaneous tools believed to be used for burglary, said SAC Othman.

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