Robber gunned down in heist at KL shopping mall

Robber gunned down in heist at KL shopping mall
The Naza Citra used in the heist that led to one robber dead.

KUALA LUMPUR - A 30-year-old robber was shot dead at the entrance of a shopping mall in Taman Maluri here following a heist on Monday.

In the 11am incident, four men in full-face helmets rammed into a money changer's outlet by reversing a white Naza Citra into the mall. The outlet was located near the entrance of the mall.

City CID chief Senior Asst Comm Zainuddin Ahmad said the men, two armed with parang, then threatened the money changer before making their escape with an undisclosed amount of money.

As the suspects was running away, a security guard, who saw the incident, opened fire.

"Three shots were fired, one hit the robber in the chest. He died at the scene.

"Seeing that their accomplice had been hit, the three other men fled the scene," said ACP Zainuddin.

"Two of them fled on a motorcycle which was parked near the exit while the other ran on foot," he said.

"We believe the suspects had planned the heist as there was a getaway vehicle nearby," he added.

Police said the Naza Citra car was reported missing in Jinjang last year.

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