JOHOR BAHARU, May 24 (Bernama) -- Four armed robbers in two cars blocked a
car that was carrying an undisclosed amount of currencies from a licensed money
changer at Jalan Serampang, Taman Pelangi, here, today.
Johor Baharu Selatan OCPD, ACP Zainuddin Yaacob said during the 2.30pm
incident behind the Utusan Melayu (M) Berhad office here, the suspects who came
in a Proton Waja and Proton Perdana and armed with parang, managed to block the
victim''s car, a Toyota Alphard, and robbed four bags containing currencies.
"The robbers fled in the Proton Waja and left the Proton Perdana behind
while the two victims inside the Toyota Alphard tried to pursue them. However,
their car lost control, skidded and overturned about a kilometre from the
scene," he told reporters.
The suspects then left the Proton Waja and fled in two different cars.
Zainuddin said, the victims suffered minor injuries from the struggle with
the suspects and police are investigating whether they are staff or owners of
the money changing company.
"Initial investigations revealed that the Proton Perdana and Waja were not
stolen and we found tools used for theft in the Proton Waja, including parang,
screwdriver and masks," he said.