Security supervisor held with fake gun

PUCHONG, Malaysia - A security company supervisor was among two men arrested after he led police on a high-speed chase near Puncak Jalil.

Police also found a fake gun on the 33-year-old man in the incident, which occurred at around 10pm last Friday.

Selangor acting police chief Deputy Comm Datuk A. Thaiveegan said motorcycle patrol units (MPUs) tried to get a Proton Wira with two men inside to stop near Puncak Jalil 9, but it sped off, setting off the pursuit that saw several patrol cars joining in.

"We managed to stop the car near the Sirim building near Bukit Jalil," he said at a press conference at the Serdang police headquarters yesterday.

"We arrested the two men, aged 33 and 41, and seized a sling bag which contained a fake gun," he said, adding that background checks revealed that the 33-year-old was a supervisor in a security company and was wanted for robbery and drug-related crimes.

DCP Thaiveegan added that both men also tested positive for methamphetamine.

Earlier that day, police arrested a man for breaking into a house along Jalan Kembang Sari 1/2 at Seri Kembangan.

"We received a call from a resident and immediately dispatched MPUs and patrol cars to the scene, and arrested a man climbing out of a window at the back of the house," said DCP Thaiveegan, who added that the suspect led police to another area where four accomplices were waiting on two motorcycles, who were later arrested.

"Further investigations revealed the group was involved in several robberies in the area," said DCP Thaiveegan, who commended the police personnel for their swift action.