Four escape with $22k in daring daylight robbery

News Desk in Kuala Lumpur/The Star
Asia News Network

Kuala Lumpur (The Star/ANN) - Two men lost 70,000 ringgit (US$22,780) to machete-wielding robbers following an 11km high-speed car chase from Sri Petaling to Jalan Loke Yew in Malaysia.

In the incident at noon Tuesday, the two victims noticed several suspicious men in a car trailing them shortly after they withdrew 70,000 ringgit from a bank in Sri Petaling.

The two men, in their 20s, tried to lose the car by speeding through traffic.

Their getaway was, however, halted when they were caught in a traffic jam in Jalan Loke Yew.

The victim's car was rammed from behind by the four robbers who slashed one of the victims in the back before snatching the bag containing the cash.

The crash also involved three other cars and caused further traffic congestion in the area.

City deputy CID chief Asst Comm Khairy Ahrasa confirmed the incident.

He added that the slashed victim was in stable condition.