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Three suspected robbers shot dead by police

KAJANG, 19 Jan 2009: Police shot dead three of five members of an armed robbery gang who were high on their wanted list, including for several rape and housebreaking cases, at the Kajang Silk highway, early this morning.

In the incident at about 2am, members of the gang of Indonesian nationals known as the ‘Ronald Gang’ and aged between 27 and 40, were shot dead after they opened fire at the police personnel upon realising that they were being followed.

Kajang OCPD, ACP Sakaruddin Che Mood, who confirmed the incident, said that police had earlier detected the gang who were travelling in a Proton Waja car from Salak Selatan to the Sungai Ramal Toll Plaza.

He said that when the suspects realised the presence of the police, they fired two shots and attempted to escape.

However, police returned fire and shot dead three of the gang members, including their leader aged in his 40s.

Two others managed to escape, he said.

Police recovered a .32 revolver and six bullets in the Proton Waja car. — Bernama


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