Thursday, August 27, 2009

You Do The Crime, You Pay For It.

AMPANG JAYA: A suspected robber is fighting for his life in a hospital after he was attacked by an angry crowd in Pandan Indah here, yesterday morning.

The man and his accomplice were earlier spotted by a victim who alerted the police and several tow-truck operators.

The suspects, who were in a car, tried to escape but they were cornered after a 30-minute chase.

The drama began about 8am when a workshop owner spotted the two just as he was about to leave for work.

Ten days earlier, they had snatched a RM4,000 gold chain belonging to the workshop owner while he was out jogging.

The workshop owner decided to follow the suspects' car but he soon lost sight of it.

He then contacted several tow-truck operators and told them to look out for the suspects' vehicle. He also contacted the police.

Later, the suspects' car was spotted in the Ampang Jaya area and the message was relayed to the tow-truck operators and police.

"By this time, the suspects noticed the convoy of vehicles following them and they panicked.

"They tried to lose the chasing party and in the process, drove dangerously against the flow of traffic," said a police source.

"They also rammed into several cars as they tried to escape."

The two suspects were finally cornered near a petrol station in Pandan Indah.

Policemen surrounded the car and drew out their guns while ordering the suspects out of their vehicle.

"The two were stubborn and refused to come out. The driver kept revving the engine and the policemen were forced to break the car windows to drag them out," the source added.

"The suspects put up a fight as they were being dragged out before trying to make a run for it.

"By this time, a group of people had gathered at the scene and some of them attacked the suspects."

By the time the police rescued them, one was badly injured while the other suffered cuts and bruises.

They were sent to a private hospital and later transferred to Kuala Lumpur Hospital.

Initial investigations revealed that the suspects were linked to a string of robberies and break-ins in the area.

Ampang police chief Assistant Commissioner Abdul Jalil Hassan confirmed the incident but declined to elaborate as investigations were ongoing.

And this was found in YouTube, thanks to some contact in an online forum.

Crime doesn't pay. Let this be a reminder for all the IT literate robbers.

Update in response to how we should be dealing with criminals. Interesting points and discussion had taken place elsewhere and also in this blog entry where the hammering were condemned. Point taken. Below is the news clip from today, with regards to how a suspect tried to escape by jumping down. Crime do not pay, really. if you think you are innocent, either drive to the police station is someone is tailing you, or just open the door.

Published: Tuesday September 1, 2009 MYT 12:40:00 PM
Snatch thief jumps from 5th floor and breaks his arm and leg

KUALA LUMPUR: A couple of men snatched a woman’s bag early in the morning, unaware that their victim had determinedly followed them to their hideout and tipped off the police.

When police knocked on the door of a flat on the fifth floor of Seri Jati flats in Jalan Puchong, its occupants refused to open the door.

Brickfields police chief ACP Wan Abdul Bari Wan Abdul Khalid said that a commotion was heard and they later found a man, believed to be one of the snatch thieves, sprawled behind the flats with severe head injuries and a broken leg and arm.

The man was taken to the Kuala Lumpur Hospital for treatment. He said initial investigations found that the man had a previous record for snatch theft in Klang four years ago.

Following a search on the house, two men and a woman, aged between 25 and 28, were arrested.

"We also seized four mobile phones, one which belonged to the complainant," he said, adding that the suspects had been remanded to facilitate investigation under Section 395 of the Penal Code for gang robbery.

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