SHAH ALAM: Cornered by police, three foreign burglars thought it would be a good idea to fight their way out with parang and an airsoft gun.
In response, the Selangor patrol unit shot and killed the trio – who are believed to have been involved in several burglaries in Shah Alam this year.
Selangor CID chief Senior Asst Comm Datuk Mohd Adnan Abdullah said the three men were believed to have been trying to break into a house in Shah Alam but were scared away by the sounding alarm at about 12am Friday.
The officers tried to apprehend the men, who split up and ran through the neighbourhood, prompting a game of cat and mouse between the cops and robbers.
“In response, the officers shot the suspects in self defence and killed them on the spot,” SAC Mohd Adnan said.
Their identities are still unknown, he said, though Shah Alam police believe the suspects were foreigners.
Selangor has recorded 72 cases of house break-ins in 2015, with cases in Shah Alam and Bukit Jelutong, making up the majority of it.
SAC Mohd Adnan said break-ins in Bukit Jelutong were on the rise in recent months, adding that burglars would enter in the middle of the night, pick the locks and steal while armed with knives or parang.
“The Shah Alam OCPD has mobilised a team to handle more roadblocks and response units to monitor the housing areas here that we feel are prime targets for these burglars,” he told reporters.