PASIR GUDANG: Police arrested two suspects believed to be involved in an armed robbery that resulted in the death of an elderly woman in Kangkar Tebrau on Sept 13.
Johor police chief Datuk Mohd Kamarudin Md Din said the first suspect was arrested about midnight on Monday when police spotted a car which was reported stolen near an ATM in Taman Molek on Sept 14.
"We believe the same suspects were involved in both incidents. When we found the car, there were three people inside, the two suspects and a woman believed to be the girlfriend of one of the suspects.
"The suspects tried to ram the police patrol car when it approached them, forcing our men to fire at the car tyres to stop them," said Kamarudin.
He said one of the suspects then pointed a gun at the police, forcing them to return fire in self-defence.
"One of the suspects managed to escape while the other and the woman were arrested. We also seized a revolver and a live bullet from the suspects.
"An operation was carried out to nab the other suspect and at 12.10am today, he was arrested at a house in Plentong," said Kamarudin.
He said all three suspects, aged between 22 and 37, tested positive for drug abuse and initial investigations showed they all have previous criminal records.
"All suspects have been remanded to help with the investigations under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder and Section 3 and 4 of the Firearms Act (Heavier Penalties) 1971,” he said.
With the arrests of the two male suspects, police managed to solve five armed robbery cases in the Iskandar Malaysia area.
In the incident about 8.30pm on Sept 13, two suspects attempted to rob a house by firing two shots, one of which hit an occupant.
There were six men in the house at the time.
Source - NST https://bit.ly/2lSP9wu
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