Three suspected robbers shot dead

04 May 2014 / 19:56 H.

JOHOR BARU: Three robbery suspects, believed to be involved in armed robberies in Johor and Pahang two years ago, were shot dead after a car chase at the Jalan Taman Desa Tebrau junction near here on Saturday night.
A shootout ensued after one of the men was seen brandishing a pistol and opened fire at a police patrol car which was pursuing them in the 10.15pm incident, said Deputy Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Mohd Bakri Mohd Zinin.
He said police returned fire, killing two of them at the scene and while another died on the way to the Sultan Ismail Hospital.
The police earlier trailed the trio after receiving a tip-off, he told reporters here today.
Mohd Bakri said two semi-automatic pistols, a Browning pistol and a Colt .45 pistol, both with bullets, were found on the suspects while the Toyota Vios driven by them was reported stolen in Teluk Intan, Perak.
"They preyed on business outlets, particular moneychangers," he said, adding that the police hauled up eight men aged between 26 and 38 and robbery tools in several locations within 24 hours after the shootout.
He said they were being investigated under Section 3 (1) and Section 8 of the Firearms Increased Penalties (Fipa) Act 1971, and Section 307 of the Penal Code. – Bernama

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