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Three robbers arrested after a dramatic car chase
By Ili Shazwani & Omar Osman | news@nst.com.my

SUNGAI PETANI: Three robbers were nabbed after a dramatic car chase where police had fired shots at the suspects' car tyre near a shopping complex here last night.

In the 8.30pm incident, the suspects, aged between 30 and 40, were leaving a shoplot at Jalan Kampung Baru here after robbing a foreign trader when they were spotted by a team of police.

Panic upon the sight of the team from Kedah police contingent Serius Crime division (D9) and Kuala Muda district police headquarters who rushed to the scene after receiving the distress call, the suspects quickly flee in their car parked near the building.

State Criminal Investigation Department chief Assistant Commissioner Mohd Nashir Ya said police gave a chase for few kilometer and managed to intercept the suspects' car after firing shot at its tyre.

He said police later found a machete and a sum of cash in a plastic bag, which was robbed from the trader about half an hour prior to the arrest, in the car.

"Initial investigation showed that the suspects, who were from Kedah, Selangor and Negri Sembilan, had past criminal records.

"We are also investigating if the suspects were involved in other crimes especially in Kedah," he said when met at the scene.

Nashir added that police believed to have solved a number of robbery cases in the state following the arrest.

Read more: Three robbers arrested after a dramatic car chase - Latest - New Straits Times http://www.nst.com.my/latest/three-robbers-arrested-after-a-dramatic-car-chase-1.612897#ixzz33t2YwYTP

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