Published: Wednesday January 16, 2013 MYT 6:57:00 PM
Suspect plunges to death in hasty bid to escape
By STEVEN CHIEW
KUALA LUMPUR: Desperate to evade the police, a 46-year-old suspected robber jumped to his death from the third floor of a hotel in Sri Damansara here.
The man, along with three accomplices, is believed to be involved in more than 10 robberies in the Klang Valley.
City deputy CID chief Asst Comm Khairy Ahrasa said Wednesday police raided the hotel at about noon on Tuesday, following a tip-off that the man was responsible for a house break-in in Taman Taynton View on Dec 31.
“Once police personnel entered the hotel room, the man ran and jumped out of the window.
“He didn't survive the fall. He had severe head injuries,” he said.
ACP Khairy said police recovered 11 mobile phones, 11 watches, seven sets of car keys, ATM cards, gold chains and several house break-in tools in the hotel room.
“Initial investigations revealed that the man had a criminal record and was involved in at least 10 robbery and house break-in cases in the Klang Valley.
“The suspect and his accomplices, who are still at large, have been active since last August,” he said.