SEPANG - A thief who was escaping with three others after looting a house in Kota Warisan here, was killed when a car allegedly rammed into his motorcycle at a traffic light junction.
Police said the car was driven by a man who saw the four suspects fleeing from his neighbour's house with their loot and gave chase yesterday.
Sepang district police chief Supt Mohd Yusoff Awang said the suspect who died fell off from his machine after the car allegedly crashed into him in the 10am incident, just outside Kota Warisan.
"The suspect died at the scene. His accomplices, however, fled on another motorcycle," he said, adding that the dead man was not carrying any identification documents but is believed to be a Malaysian.
"Initial investigation showed his motorcycle was carrying fake number plates and the chassis number had been tampered with," Supt Mohd Yusof said, adding that police were still investigating what was stolen from the house.
The four suspects had broken into the house and escaped within minutes on two motorcycles after gathering their loot.
Supt Mohd Yusof said police took a statement from the motorist and so far, no action has been taken against him.