KUALA LUMPUR, May 18 (Bernama) -- Police arrested three members of a
five-man gang, all whom are ex-detainees of the Simpang Renggam Detention Centre
in Johor, after they went on a robbing spree from Kuala Lumpur to Johor.
Kuala Lumpur CID chief Datuk Ku Chin Wah said on Wednesday, they had robbed
a woman at her home in Taman Wahyu, Jalan Kuching at 2.45am.
"The men who pretended to be policemen were carrying walkie-talkied. They
went to the house in three motorcycles and escaped with her Toyota Camry car,"
he told reporters here today.
He said,after the Taman Wahyu incident, the suspects, aged between 23 and
27, robbed a mobile phone shop in Pagoh, Muar, Johor and while on the way back
to Kuala Lumpur, they also robbed coins from a coin-changing machine in Pagoh
He said the first victim lodged a police report on the loss of her car
yesterday following which police''s investigations led to the discovery of
the car at a workshop in Keramat here.
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Ku said acting on information, police raided a house in Keramat and
detained one of the suspects despite the man trying to resist arrest by
attacking the raiding officers with a machete.
"Police had to fire a shot in self-defense. The suspect suffered a minor
injury while a policeman was injured his left hand. Both of them are now are
being treated at a hospital," he said, adding that police were hunting for the
remainig two suspects.
Police seized RM2,000, five machetes and mobile phones, three laptops and
three sling bags in the operation.
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