GROCERY SHOP OWNER AND SON SHOT IN ROBBERY

16 Jul 2013 07:54

IPOH, July 15 (Bernama) -- A shopkeeper and his son were injured when one of three suspects opened fire during a robbery at his house in Taman Sejahtera, Kampar here last night.

Both the 51-year-old victim and his son, 13, who were hurt on their stomach and thigh respectively, were reported to be in stable condition in a hospital.

Perak deputy police chief Datuk A. Paramasivam said the victim, his wife and two sons were in their living room about 8.30 pm when three men in ski-masks armed with machetes and a pistol entered their house.

The victim's Toyota Hilux four-wheel drive was believed to be their main target but the group also took mobile phones, identity cards, bank and cheque books, he told reporters at the Perak police head quarters here today.

"As one of the suspects was starting the Hilux engine, the victim launched an attack with a machete. But another suspect fired a shot hitting the victim's stomach and his son's thigh," he said.

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The suspects left the Hilux and escaped in their own getaway car, a dark colored Proton Perdana and barely half an hour later robbed another Hilux owner of his vehicle, mobile phones, gold chain, pendant and RM6,000 in cash.

"They pulled the man, 31, from the Hilux and sped off in it while one of the suspects followed suit in the Perdana," he said, adding that the victim was unharmed.

Two hours later, however, the suspect driving the Perdana was captured at a police road block at Jalan Ayer Kuning, Tapah and a number of documents and valuables belonging to the first victim were found in the car which had been reported stolen at Bukit Puchong recently, he said.

He said the 33-year-old suspect from Taman Orkid, Teluk Intan was warded at a hospital with leg and head injuries and found to have prior criminal records.

The group was believed to have been involved in 10 cases of Hilux four-wheel drive thefts.

"We have identified the other two suspects still at large, they're from Perak. We urge anyone with related information to contact the police station," he said.

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