On Friday (11 March) evening, a security guard was shot dead by a lone robber on a cash collection round at a bank in Puchong Prima, Selangor.
According to Harian Metro, 4 security guards collected the money from the first bank and continued their journey to the second bank to do so before they were ambushed by the lone robber.
Subang Jaya police chief Assistant Commissioner Abd Khalid Othman said 3 guards entered the second bank after withdrawing the cash and one waited in the van.
While the 3 guards were in the process of depositing the money, the robber appeared from no where. A fight broke out for the money bag and a shot went off.
The 38-year-old suspect is believed to be armed with a pistol and he fired rounds at 2 guards. The suspect made his escape when he got a hold of a money bag.
The guards were reported to sustain gunshots wounds in the ribs and spine.
Meanwhile, the van driver, despite being in a state of panic, carried one of the injured guards into the van and drove until they reached Puchong Perdana but the victim succumbed to his injuries soon after.
The other guard who was shot in the ribs was brought to the hospital for further treatment.
Soon after the robbery, the police managed to track and apprehend the suspect an hour after the heist. The police nabbed the suspect in front of the Seksyen 20 Maybank at 6.10 pm.
“A pistol, several bullets, and some sum of the suspected stolen cash were seized as well,” Khalid was quoted as saying by The Star.
He added that the police believed that the suspect is involved in several robberies within the Shah Alam and Subang Jaya area.
The suspect has been remanded for 7 days to help with the investigation.