TANAH MERAH – Police are hot on the heels of two suspects of an armed carjacking of a Toyota Hilux pickup truck in Taman Yap Boon Yang, here, yesterday.
Tanah Merah district police chief, DSP Suzaimi Muhammad said in the 8.20 am incident, the men, in their 30’s, approached a 38-year-old woman at her shop in the neighbourhood before they asked her for the key to her pickup truck at gunpoint.
“Fearing for her safety, the victim gave the key to the suspects, who also took away her mobile phone,” he told reporters at the Tanah Merah district police headquarters, here, today.
Suzaimi said the incident occurred when the victim had dropped by at the premises with her teenage son and a worker.
One of the suspects escaped using the truck while the other drove away in another car, he said.
Suzaimi said the case was being investigated under Section 395 and 397 of the Penal Code. – BERNAMA