Police nab guard who shot bank worker

Masked Special Branch officers bring in the main suspect who went hiding after killing Ambank officer Norazita Abu Talib, to Petaling Jaya Magistrate Court.

The Indonesian security guard who fatally shot a bank worker in Johor has been caught.

He had fled with RM450,000 (S$175,000) after allegedly killing AmBank employee Norazita Abu Talib, 37, with a shotgun on Oct 23.

A police squad in full tactical gear on Sunday cornered and arrested Laode Ardina Laude Rasila, 35, at a quiet village in Kota Tinggi, Johor, reported Malaysia's The Star.

TIPPED OFF

Police had earlier been tipped off that the Indonesian with a fake Malaysian MyKad was planning to flee via the village of Kampung Tanjung Belungkor.

Investigators believe that the nearby Pulau Batam in Indonesia or Singapore's Pulau Tekong could have been his likely destinations.

"The main suspect in the shooting and robbery has been detained..." said Federal CID director Commissioner Hadi Ho Abdullah.

Commissioner Hadi said police were investigating whether the suspect was hiding out at the village or just using the place as a transit point.

On Monday, Rasila led police to the shotgun he allegedly used. It was found in a drain 500m from the crime scene.

Rasila was taken to the scene at around 10.30am and walked officers to a row of car repair shops along Jalan Subang Persiaran Penaga.

He was later taken to the Subang Jaya police headquarters.

At least eight suspects have been detained, including the guard's wife.

Most of them were found to be using fake MyKads.

Police have recovered only RM20,000 of the stolen cash.

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