Car in JB petrol station murder had fake number plate

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JOHOR BARU - Police have confirmed that the white BMW used by four suspects in the murder of a 44-year-old man at a petrol station in Taman Pelangi here on Sunday had a fake registration plate.

State police chief Comm Datuk Mohd Khalil Kader Mohd said checks found that the number plate of the vehicle used in the brazen attack was the same as another vehicle in Ipoh.

Johor CID chief Senior Asst Comm Datuk Azman Ayob earlier said no arrests have been made so far in relation to the murder at the Jalan Sri Pelangi petrol station.

The deceased had parked his Volkswagen Polo at the petrol station to check his tyres when the suspects, who came in the white BMW car, went to him and immediately attacked him in the 7.30pm incident.

Man stabbed and run over in attack at JB petrol station

  • Police are on the alert for any retaliation by triad members whose alleged leader (pic) was savagely attacked at a petrol station in Johor Baru. The 44-year-old deceased is known as 'Ah Chiu'.
  • All eyes were on the deceased's Vietamese wife when she returned to the crime scene for prayers.
  • The wife on Monday at the mortuary.
  • The victim's Vietnamese wife collected her husband's body on Monday afternoon, and was seen crying as the undertakers loaded her husband's coffin into a white hearse.
  • A brazen attack by four men at a busy petrol station here left a man dead along Jalan Sri Pelangi in Taman Pelangi here.
  • The deceased had parked his Volkswagen Polo at the petrol station to check his tyres when the suspects, who came in a white BMW car, went to him and immediately attacked him in the 7.30pm incident Sunday (Dec 17).
  • "A foreign woman, who claimed to be the victim's wife, was inside the vehicle and she immediately ran for help," Johor police chief Comm Datuk Mohd Khalil Kader Mohd said at the scene.
  • He said one of the suspects then tried to pull the victim into their car but he put a fight.
  • The suspects ran over the deceased's body twice before fleeing the scene.
  • Mohd Khalil said the suspects threw some firecrackers before leaving the petrol station.

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