Chance to nab rob­ber

> Cops pur­su­ing sus­pi­cious man did not know he was wanted due to late re­port


PE­TAL­ING JAYA: Three women were robbed in Ara Da­mansara on Wed­nes­day and po­lice said if they had re­ported the in­ci­dent im­me­di­ately, the crim­i­nal may have been ap­pre­hended.

The rob­bery, which hap­pened at about 3.30am, was only re­ported at about 7pm.

The same man was in­volved in a car chase with po­lice at about 5.40pm.

The pur­suit, how­ever, was not over the rob­bery. In­stead it was trig­gered af­ter two po­lice­men spot­ted a man act­ing sus­pi­ciously.

It is learnt po­lice pa­trol­men had spot­ted the rob­ber, who was in a stolen car, be­hav­ing sus­pi­ciously near Ta­man Desa Ria.

Upon see­ing the po­lice ap­proach­ing, the man sped off and a high-speed car chase en­sued from Ta­man Desa Ria to Desa Men­tari.

Dur­ing the chase, the sus­pect crashed into the po­lice car sev­eral times. When he failed to heed a warn­ing to pull over, a po­lice­man opened fire.

Af­ter five gun­shots, the car was forced to come to a halt about 1.5km from Ta­man Desa Ria.

The rob­ber jumped out of the ve­hi­cle and man­aged to flee.

Pe­tal­ing Jaya dis­trict po­lice chief ACP Mohd Zani Che Din said po­lice re­cov­ered a parang and a hel­met from the car, which was re­ported stolen in Ke­lana Jaya on Sept 23.

Mean­while, a man claimed in a Facebook post that the per­son in a CCTV video of the Ara Da­mansara rob­bery is his younger brother, and apol­o­gised to the vic­tims.

He also apol­o­gised to ne­ti­zens for “fail­ing to ed­u­cate him (sus­pect)” and said he was will­ing to com­pen­sate the af­fected vic­tims.

In an un­re­lated case, two in­di­vid­u­als suf­fered in­juries on their hands, legs and heads af­ter they were robbed and slashed by two masked men armed with parang in Jalan Rahim Ka­jai, Ta­man Tun Dr Is­mail in Kuala Lumpur yes­ter­day.

The in­ci­dent hap­pened at 11.25am af­ter the 43-year-old man and 59-year-old woman had just with­drawn some money from a bank.

Brick­fields dis­trict po­lice chief ACP Shahrul Oth­man Man­sor said the two sus­pects, wear­ing masks, are be­lieved to have tailed the vic­tims from the bank.

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