KUALA LUMPUR: A house break-in here ended in the death of two of the thieves after a responding police team was forced to open fire in self-defence on Thursday (June 8).
At the scene of the incident in Lorong Jintan 2, Comm Datuk Mohd Shuhaily Mohd Zain said that the incident occurred at 3.30am Tuesday.
“We had received information of suspicious activity in the area. By chance, a patrolling team was on duty there and they confirmed the information received.
“What we also found were tools used to break into houses such as a machete and, in an act of self defence, the responding team were forced to open fire,” he said.
Both suspects were foreigners, with two others in the group successfully escaping.
Police found no guns on the two slain suspects but did not deny the possibility of the remaining members having firearms.
“We are still investigating and we can only verify the identities (of the bodies) after further investigation and see if other cases are linked to them.
“There were others who ran away and we are in the process of tracing them. Based on information from the public, we believe that it is highly likely that there were four suspects (including the two who were killed) in total,” he said.
No identification documents were found on the two suspects as well.
Investigations are ongoing, Comm Mohd Shuhaily said.