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Third suspect in PJ goldsmith robbery shot dead

Bernama  |  Published:  |  Modified:

Police have shot dead the third of about eight people involved in a robbery yesterday at a goldsmith shop in a Damansara Jaya shopping mall.

The 22-year-old man was overcome in a gun battle between him and pursuing policemen in Bukit Beruntung, Hulu Selangor, at about 1am today, said Selangor CID chief Fadzil Ahmat.

The police shot dead two of the robbers and arrested four as they were fleeing the scence of the robbery at about 5pm yesterday.

Fadzil said that in the latest incident, policemen from the Selangor Police Serious Crimes Investigation Division (D9) had chased the suspect as he sped off in a Honda Civic which eventually skidded and crashed into a tree.

"The suspect came out of the vehicle and opened fire at the policemen. The policemen returned fire and killed the suspect," he said in a statement.

He said the policemen recovered a revolver with three rounds of ammunition and three spent bullet shells and some jewellery, apparently part of the loot.

"The suspect had two past criminal records," he said.

At about 5pm yesterday, six men wearing full-face helmets, three of them armed with pistols, stormed into the goldsmith shop.

The police shot dead two of the robbers and arrested four of them as they were fleeing after the robbery.

It is believed that more than eight men were involved in the robbery.

- Bernama

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