Saturday, June 8, 2013

Armed robbers grab RM200,000 from businessman

Armed with a parang, three men fled with RM200,000, after robbing a businessman in front of a bank in Ayer Tawar here today.
In the 3.15pm incident, the suspects who came in an Audi, intercepted the victim's four-wheel drive before pointing the parang at him.

Although the victim was armed with a pistol, the suspects managed to flee with the money, which was placed at the back passenger seat of the vehicle.

Manjung district police chief Assistant Commissioner Jaafar Baba said the 48-year-old victim fired three shots -- two towards the getaway car and one towards the suspects -- but to no avail.

"The suspects, all spotting baseball caps, drove away towards Ipoh," he said when met at the scene.

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Jaafar said checks showed the suspect's car was fitted with a false registration plate.

The case is being investigated under Section 395 of the Penal Code armed gang robbery.

Eye-witnesses have been urged to call investigation officer Inspector Shahrin Mohamad at 019-515 2917 or any of the nearest police station.

Meanwhile, the victim, who only wanted to be known as Datuk Kok, said he had just withdrew the money from a bank to pay his staff's salaries and for his business.

"Soon after I stepped out of the bank, the suspects came towards me and pointed the parang to my neck, leaving me shock and unable to do anything," he added.

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