Police recover white BMW used in JB petrol station murder

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JOHOR BARU - Police have recovered the white BMW that was used in the brutal murder of a 44-year-old man at a Taman Pelangi petrol station here.

Johor police chief Comm Datuk Mohd Khalil Kader Mohd said the vehicle was left abandoned at an oil palm estate in Air Baloi, Pontian by the suspects after the Dec 17 incident.

"The car was found without its registration plate," he told a press conference Wednesday.

He said the car, considered one of the two murder weapons used in the incident, was spotted by members of the public at 3pm on Tuesday (Dec 26).

Comm Mohd Khalil added that police have released four of the 15 suspects who were arrested during the investigation.

"We are still looking for three more main suspects to aid in our investigations into the petrol station murder," he said.

The case caught wide public attention when a video clip was uploaded online showing the victim, identified as a triad member, being dragged and stabbed by four suspects before he was run over with the white BMW twice.

Police confirmed that the deceased died of a stab wound.

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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