Published: Thursday March 14, 2013 MYT 11:21:00 PM
Four suspected armed robbers arrested after car chase and shootout with police
By AUSTIN CAMOENS
KUALA LUMPUR: Four suspected armed robbers were arrested following a short car chase and shootout with police at the Rampai Business Park in Setapak.
The dramatic chase occurred on Thursday just as rush hour was winding down there.
City CID chief Senior Asst Comm Datuk Ku Chin Wah said police were monitoring the movements of a group of men for some time prior to the incident.
"When we moved in to apprehend the group, they resisted.
"The four men got into a car and attempted to flee the area," he said, adding that two police patrol cars gave chase.
He said the aggressive driving of the suspects forced policemen to open fire on the car.
"We managed to stop the car shortly after and arrested the four men," he said.
SAC Ku said investigations revealed the men have been linked to multiple robberies in Klang Valley.
"We also seized three cars believed to be used by the suspects," he said, adding that no one was hurt in the incident.