Published: Monday September 24, 2012 MYT 3:55:00 PM
Updated: Monday September 24, 2012 MYT 9:26:02 PM
Six caught in connection with murder-cum-robbery involving RM1.2mil
By ELWEEN LOKE
IPOH: The police have detained six people in connection with murder-cum-robbery case involving a security van in Taiping.
Police recovered RM571,100 of the RM1.2mil that was lost after the incident.
State police chief Deputy Comm Datuk Mohd Shukri Dahlan said the police found the money when they raided houses in Kulim, Kedah, and Georgetown, Pulau Pinang, on Sept 21.
“We believe the money seized may be from the robbery,” he told reporters in state police headquarters here Monday.
He added the police are still locating the remaining sum.
DCP Mohd Shukri said a 47-year-old man and a 28-year-old woman were also nabbed during the raid.
He said the police nabbed another two men and two women in a Petronas petrol station in Bandar Sunway Seberang Jaya, Pulau Pinang on Sept 21 at about 2.30pm.
“Among the six people detained, one of them is a suspect involved directly to the case,” he said, adding that the police believed that the others were accomplices.
About RM1.2mil was reported missing when driver Hasnul Hafis Saad, 28, in the Safeguards Malaysia Sdn Bhd's security van was found shot dead in Aulong, Taiping, at 3pm last Tuesday.
DCP Mohd Shukri said the police are still looking for Mohd Hafizuddin Zainal Abidin, 23, to help assist in the investigations.
He said Mohd Hafizuddin had been working as a route planner for the security firm for the last two years.
Security guard shoots armoured van driver, escapes with RM1.2mil