KUANTAN, Oct 17 (Bernama) -- Police shot dead five men believed to be
foreigners in Indera Mahkota here Sunday following a robbery incident.
Pahang CID chief ACP T. Narenasagaran said prior to the shooting, all
five men were believed to have held up a family of four in Balok Baru
near here at 3.30pm.
He said three of victims had been tied up but one of the children
screamed in panic when one of the robbers intruded into her room.
"However, the robbers managed to bolt off with handphones, ATM cards, jewellery and cash.
"Later, based on a tip-off, a patrol team intercepted the robbers' car at the Jalan Kuantan By-Pass," he said in a statement.
He said the men ignored police's orders asking the driver to stop and that the car accelerated away.
Narenasagaran said after a high-speed chase, the car was cornered near the entrance of the EPF builing in Indera Mahkota.
He said the men also ignored orders to surrender and instead came at the policemen with parangs and sickles.
"Police had no choice but to shoot the men in self-defence," he said,
adding that no identity do*****ents were found on the robbers.
He said police recovered all the items that were stolen from the car which was reported stolen in Cheras, Kuala Lumpur in 2005.
He added that with the success, police believed that they had solved
nine break-in cases, five in Maran and one each in Bera, Pekan, Temerloh
Meanwhile, Noraini Aziz, 44, a victim of today's robbery, said her
20-year-old daughter was sleeping when rudely awakened by an intruder.
"She screamed in panic causing the robber to pull out a knife and
threaten her to keep quiet. However, by then his accomplices had
ransacked our home," she said.
She said they escaped with three handphones, some jewellery, ATM cards and RM20.