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Two robbers wearing full faced helmets struck the PBB Bank in
The suspects were believed to be in their 30’s escaped on a motor-cycle after ordering staff to fill up two plastic bags with money. This is the second time the bank was robbed. In December last year, robbers escaped with RM 150,000.
The KL CID Chief said the Police are investigating the incident based on the CCTV footage and on finger prints lifted from the glass doors.
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RM80,000 gone in 90 seconds as robbers strike bank;
This was the second robbery at the Public Bank Taman Cheras branch in less than a year, only it was in record time in yesterday’s instance.
“They wrested a shotgun from the lone security guard before vaulting over the counter and ordering the teller to dump cash into plastic bags they brought along,” he said.
In full view of the 10 customers and 13 staff members, the robbers, dressed in dark jackets and wearing full-face helmets, grabbed the bag with RM80,000 in it and escaped through the front door to an alley behind, where they dumped the shotgun in a drain.
They then made their getaway on a motorcycle.
“The whole incident was over in 90 seconds,” said ACP Ramli, who added that no shots were fired and no one was injured.
Police are studying images of the robbers from the bank's CCTV cameras. A forensics team also lifted fingerprints from the bank counter and glass door.
ACP Ramli said police have not ruled out the possibility of the robbers being the same men involved in the hold-up at the Public Bank Sungai Chua branch earlier this month.
In that incident, pistol-toting robbers in full-face helmets took only two minutes to disarm a security guard of his shotgun before escaping with RM114,000.
3 men were detained (including a former ISA detainee) in a raid in an apartment in Pulau Pinang on Wednesday afternoon for criminal activities. The three were between 25 – 48 years in ages and were remanded for 12 days or investigation under section 8 of the firearms act (1971) and section 39 (B) of the dangerous drugs act.
The police seized a cold revolver with 27 round of ammunition hidden in a vacuum cleaner in the raid. Also 3000 ecstasy pills worth RM56,000, a proton saga aero back, and fake car registration plates believed to have been used by the trio for criminal activities.
All the three detained were from Johore.
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Trio held for trafficking and armed robbery
State CID chief Senior Asst Comm II Azman Yusof said an automatic pistol with 27 rounds of ammunition and 2,843 Ecstasy pills worth more than RM70,000 were seized.
He said police had been monitoring an apartment from where the suspects had been operating for some time.
At about on Wednesday a team led by Chief Insp Samsuddin Mamat raided the apartment and detained the suspects.
“The three men, aged between 25 and 46, had since been remanded for a week by a magistrate's court pending investigations,” SAC Azman told a press conference yesterday.
He said that one of the suspects was an ex-Internal Security Act (ISA) detainee while another was wanted by Yong Peng police in Johor in connection with an arson case in 2004.
“The trio are believed to be part of a larger group of traffickers and robbers,” he said.
“We are now trying to determine the source of the firearm and Ecstasy pills meant for distribution nationwide,” he added.