Friday July 20, 2012
Two suspected car thieves injured after being shot at toll plaza
By AUSTIN CAMOENS
SUBANG JAYA: Policemen tailing suspected car thieves were forced to open fire when they attempted to ram into them at the Sunway toll plaza.
Subang Jaya OCPD Asst Comm Yahaya Ramli said it happened at about 10.30pm yesterday after two plainclothes policemen in an unmarked police car spotted three suspicious-looking men inside a sedan near a Bandar Kinrara petrol station.
“They immediately cross-checked the vehicle’s number plates with the Selangor police operations centre and found that the plates were fake,” he told reporters at the scene yesterday.
ACP Yahaya said the policemen called in for back-up and tailed the suspects until the Sunway toll plaza.
“When the culprits reached the toll plaza they panicked when they saw a police patrol car. They crashed into another car and reversed into the unmarked police car,” he said.
When the two policemen got out of the vehicle, the suspects tried to ram into them.
ACP Yahaya said the policemen opened fire at the vehicle and hit the driver in the left shoulder and front passenger in the waist.
“A teenager in the rear passenger seat was not injured. The suspects are aged between 16 and 24,” he said.
He said the two who were shot were in stable condition at the Serdang Hospital.
ACP Yahaya urged those with information on the case to contact the Selangor police hotline at 03-2052 9999 or the nearest police station.