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Police Sergeant On Family Outing Botches Robbery Attempt

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RAWANG – A police sergeant who was shopping with his family at a electrical appliances shop here shot and wounded a sword-wielding robber after the suspect held up the store owner on Jalan Ipoh here yesterday.

The suspect collapsed but despite suffering four gunshot wounds he managed to get on his feet and attempted to escape from the store to a waiting accomplice on a motorcycle.

However, an off-duty police sergeant who is attached to the CID at the Gombak district police headquarters gave chase and apprehended the injured robber and his accomplice with the help of the 53-year-old store owner.

Gombak police chief ACP Ali Ahmad said the robber had walked into the store carrying a samurai sword at 4pm and confronted the store owner.

He said the suspect demanded for cash and the victim fearing for his safety handed the man RM30.

Ali said the suspect was dissatisfied with the sum and grabbed the victim’s bag containing RM300 and portable computer.

He said the sergeant who was viewing the merchandise at the store with his family rushed over on hearing the commotion. Ali said the policeman identified himself and ordered the suspect to give himself up but the robber swung the sword at him.

Ali said to defend himself, the policeman fired four gunshots at the suspect.

It is learnt that the injured suspect was later taken to the Selayang Hospital where he underwent surgery.

Ali said a third suspect, aged 26 and was part of the gang was also arrested later by policemen who went to the scene.

He said the trio are believed to be involved in several other robbery cases. – The Sun

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