Indonesian man shot dead in failed robbery

Indonesian man shot dead in failed robbery
Malaysia police carrying the body of an Indonesian man who was shot dead by a police officer when he tried to rob an Internet cafe.

Sentul police spokesman Assistant Commissioner R. Munusamy said the man in his 20s was shot by a police detective when he took out a pistol and demanded money from the cashier in the 2pm incident.

The pistol was later found to be fake.

Two detectives had been following the suspect, who was dressed in black and wearing a full-faced helmet. He was riding an unregistered motorcycle, reported Malaysia's The Star.

"Earlier in the morning, a team of policemen who were patrolling the area noticed a man on a motorcycle going around the business centre in a suspicious manner," said ACP Munusamy.

"Following the information, a team from the district police headquarters' Criminal Investigation Department was sent to conduct surveillance."

The cyber cafe had also been robbed four days ago, reported the New Straits Times.

ACTED SUSPICIOUSLY

The suspect stopped near the cafe located in a business centre and acted suspiciously outside the shop.

One of the detectives entered the cafe and pretended to be a customer.

He confronted the suspect after he rushed into the shop, took out the weapon and demanded money.

OPEN FIRE

ACP Munusamy said the suspect had pointed his weapon at the detective, forcing him to open fire.

Police then fired three shots which hit the suspect's body. He died on the spot.

Police recovered a sling bag containing Malaysian and Indonesian currency and an Indonesian passport.

It is not known if the man was the same man who robbed a clinic in Jalan Jambu earlier in the day.

A team of policemen who were patrolling the area noticed a man on a motorcycle going around the business centre in a suspicious manner." - ACP R. Munusamy on how the police decided to follow the man


This article was first published on Oct 28, 2014.
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