The Star, July 03 2010
By ANDREW SAGAYAM email@example.com
KUALA LUMPUR: The armed robber who killed his injured accomplice to silence him during a heist two months ago was shot dead by police after a high-speed car chase.Police, acting on a tip-off, spotted the armed robber near the Jalan Duta toll plaza at 11am yesterday.
City CID chief SAC II Datuk Ku Chin Wah said the 39-year-old suspect was driving a Proton Wira that was reported stolen in Taman Sri Segambut on May 14.Realising that he was being trailed, the suspect sped towards Bukit Tunku.“Police gave chase for about 10km and cornered the suspect at a hill off Lebuhraya Mahameru. In his bid to escape, the suspect rammed his car into a police vehicle.“He then rushed out from his car and fired two shots at the police who returned fire, hitting the suspect in the chest. He died on the spot,” said SAC II Ku to newsmen at the crime scene. He said police recovered an automatic pistol, a toy gun and a knife. Police also found a sachet containing powder believed to be syabu.SAC II Ku said checks showed the armed robber was the same person who killed his own partner to silence him during a jewellery shop heist in OUG Plaza on April 5.“However, we have yet to verify his identity as there were no personal do*****ents found on him,” he said.In the April 5 incident, the suspect’s accomplice was wounded after being shot in his abdomen by a security guard as they attempted to flee.The suspect, who was a few metres ahead of him then turned back, and to the horror of shoppers, turned the gun on his injured partner.He fired two shots, killing his partner, before escaping with at least eight trays of jewellery said to be worth more than RM500,000.