The bullets, guns and other weapons seized from the suspect's house on display at the police press conference in Shah Alam Wednesday (23/7/08)
The man killed in a shootout in Subang Jaya on Tuesday had been involved in at least nine goldsmith shop robberies in the Klang Valley since early this year, escaping with jewellery worth RM3.2mil, Selangor police said.
Police who raided his house in SS14 later the same day found two sub-machine guns, a .38 Smith & Wesson semi-automatic pistol, a .22 and a 9mm pistol, hundreds of rounds of bullets, hammers, parang, a Yamaha motorcycle, two helmets and a car, which were all seized.
One of the sub-machine guns was overlaid in gold, believed to be from the robberies committed.
The bullets, guns and other weapons seized from the suspect's house on display at the police press conference in Shah Alam Wednesday.
The suspect, known as “Beem Boy” to friends, was high on the wanted list for robbery and murder.
(Beem Boy was a bodyguard character in a 1991 Tamil movie.)
“He was wanted for at least nine robberies in the Klang Valley. We were also looking for him in connection with another heist in Negri Sembilan,” state police chief DCP Datuk Khalid Abu Bakar told a press conference at the state police headquarters here yesterday.
“The suspect was also linked to the murder of a man at a restaurant in Taman Sri Muda here on April 20. The man was shot 14 times.
“We also arrested a 21-year-old woman, believed to be the suspect’s wife.”
Police are on the lookout for at least one more member of the robbery gang, DCP Khalid said, adding that several suspects have been identified.
On Tuesday, a team of police officers had blocked the suspect in SS14 at 1.45pm as he was on his way home and asked him to stop. But he responded with a hail of bullets. The cops returned fire, killing him.
In an unrelated case, Selangor police arrested two men and seized 3.1kg of heroin worth RM84,000 at the Rawang industrial area on Sunday.
DCP Khalid said the suspects, a 41-year-old mosaic worker and a 45-year-old lorry driver, were behaving suspiciously. The drugs were found when a team from the state Narcotics Department stopped their car and checked them.
He said both suspects had been remanded. He added that the drugs were believed to be for the Klang Valley, adding that they had a street value of RM510,000.