TAMPIN: Police shot dead three criminals believed to be members of a gang called Group 66 who were about to rob a businessman in Kg Air Gelugor in Gemencheh at about 4am Saturday.
The three, whose identities have yet to be established, were known to be aggressive and believed to be involved in a spate of robberies in Malacca, Johor and Negri Sembilan in recent months.
State police chief SAC1 Datuk Osman Salleh said two of the gang members managed to flee in a white Nissan Sunny.
The businessman, who is a deer farmer, has a farm behind his house.
“The 45-year-old businessman called the police when his herd of deer began making strange noises at the time. My men rushed to the scene and saw five people trying to break into the house,” he told reporters at the Tampin district police station.
He said three of the men lunged towards the cops and tried to attack them with machetes and the police had no option but to open fire. Two of the suspects were hit three times while the third was hit twice.
Osman said it was not known yet if the robbers were foreigners as they had no identification papers on them.
Preliminary investigations revealed that the men were involved in over 10 robberies in the past four months.“The most recent was a robbery at a home in Felda Jelai in Gemas on June 11 where they fled with a loot worth more than RM30,000,” he said.
He said those with information on the case can contact investigating officer ASP Khairil Anuar Saidin at 06 4411 209, 06 443 1999 . - Star, 10/7/2010, Police shoots dead three robbers
Saturday, July 10, 2010
3 with no firearms shot dead by Malaysian police...
Another shoot to kill incident - 3 (armed not with firearms...) shot dead. What about shooting in the leg...and arresting persons?
Again, the dead, who cannot defend themselves, get 'defamed'. So fast... the police tells us that the dead have been involved in over 10 robberies over the past 4 months. If the police was so sure... then, why were they not arrested before this? Were there 'wanted posters' out asking members of the public to call in with information about whereabouts? Remember, the police do not even refer to them as suspects... or 'suspected to have been involved'...
How many bullets were used? Where were they shot? It really is not that easy to shoot and hit a target...or to hit a human person in such a way that causes death. Will there be an independent inquiry into this 'shooting incident'?
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