PETALING JAYA – The police have shot dead the third of about eight people involved in a robbery yesterday at a goldsmith shop in a shopping mall in Damansara Jaya near here.
The 22-year-old man was overcome in a gun battle between him and pursuing policemen in Bukit Beruntung, Hulu Selangor, at about 1 am today, said Selangor CID chief SAC Fadzil Ahmat.
The police shot dead two of the robbers and arrested four of them as they were fleeing after the robbery at about 5 pm yesterday.
Fadzil said that in the latest incident, policemen from the Selangor Police Serious Crimes Investigation Division (D9) had chased the suspect as he sped off in a Honda Civic car which eventually skidded and crashed into a tree.
“The suspect came out of the vehicle and opened fire at the policemen. The policemen returned fire and killed the suspect,” he said in a statement.
He said the policemen recovered a revolver with three rounds of ammunition and three spent bullet shells and some jewellery, apparently part of the loot.
“The suspect had two past criminal records,” he said.
At about 5 pm yesterday, six men wearing full-face helmets, three of them armed with pistols, stormed into the goldsmith shop at the mall in Damansara Jaya.
The police shot dead two of the robbers and arrested four of them as they were fleeing after the robbery.
It is believed that more than eight men were involved in the robbery. – BERNAMA