Accomplice was 'waiting' for guard

SHAH ALAM - Joemar Omar, suspected to be the accomplice of the guard who killed an AmBank officer in Subang Jaya on Oct 23, was waiting for the main suspect when he rushed out of the bank.

"They share similar backgrounds and were close friends.

"When the main suspect came out of the bank, Joemar was there waiting for him," said Selangor police chief Senior Deputy Comm Datuk Shukri Dahlan.

The 35-year-old killer guard was arrested on Sunday.

Police yesterday released a photograph of Joemar, who is believed to be keeping the bulk of the RM450,000 (S$175,000) robbed from the bank.

Joemar also holds a fake national identification card (NRIC) bearing the name Osman Salleh, with NRIC number 840713-12-5207.

"We believe Joemar is still in the coun- try, but is unarmed and on his own," said SDCP Shukri.

He added that police had recovered the gun and bullets which were used during the robbery and RM21,800 cash that was stolen.

The killer guard who shot AmBank officer Norazita Abu Talib is from the same Indonesian village in Sulawesi as Joemar, but they only became friends after they entered Malaysia.

Both of them worked as security guards for about a year, but in two separate companies and lived in different cities.

It is believed that the two kept in touch and later planned the robbery at the AmBank branch in Subang Jaya on Oct 23.