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Dramatic car chase, then M'sia cops gun down 3 robbers

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The group of robbers had been terrorising their victims since July last year.

But their crime spree came to an end dramatically - during a shootout with the Ipoh police yesterday (Jan 11).

The three robbers (believed to be foreigners) were about to break into a house at Jalan Lasah, Sungai Siput, when a special task force from the state police contingent spotted them at about 4.45am.

State deputy police chief Deputy Commissioner Datuk A. Paramasivam said the suspects tried to flee when they spotted the police. 

When ordered to stop their car, they responded by firing at the cops, Malaysian paper The Star reported.

The chief told reporters yesterday:

“A chase followed and they continued to fire shots at the police throughout the 2km route.
“At one point, they lost control of their vehicle, but even then they continued shooting.”

DCP Parasivam said the suspects were eventually killed in the shootout.

Police discovered a pistol, four parangs, two metal cutters, a crowbar, two axes, three ski masks and five pairs of gloves inside the stolen car.

He said no personal identification document was found on the suspects, believed to be in their 30s and 40s.

The robbers are believed to be part of the same group behind at least 17 armed robberies in the Ipoh, Batu Gajah, Taiping, Sungai Siput and Kuala Kangsar districts.

They were known to hurt their victims by hurling punches and raining blows on their heads with the butt of the parang.

The four suspects in custody were being remanded until Jan 21.

Source: The Star