Suspect in Ara Damansara armed robbery case arrested by police

A 17-year-old youth, believed to be the suspect of a brazen armed robbery in Ara Damansara last week, has reportedly been arrested by the police.

Petaling Jaya OCPD Asst Comm Mohd Zani Che Din told The Star Online that the police first encountered the suspect at 5.30pm on October 5 — the same day the alleged robbery took place — when a police patrol team spotted the vehicle used in the robbery in Desa Ria.

When the police ordered the suspect to stop his vehicle, he reportedly rammed into a car in front of him as well as the patrol car before speeding off.

A two-kilometre high speed chase ensued, and the police were forced to open fire after the suspect’s car grazed the right side of the patrol vehicle near Desa Mentari.

According to the news portal, five shots were fired and a couple of the shots hit the suspect’s car. That forced the suspect to abandon his vehicle and flee on foot.

The suspect was arrested at an apartment in Bandar Kinrara, Puchong at around 10am on Monday.

Initial investigations revealed that the car used by the suspect in the robbery was allegedly stolen from a 25-year-old Customs Department officer during a robbery on September 23.

The police also reportedly found nine packets of a substance, believed to be heroin, in the car.

ACP Mohd Zani told the news portal that case is being investigated for armed gang robbery, drug possession and attempted murder.

Last Wednesday, two videos showing a man carrying a long parang robbing a woman in her Perodua Myvi at a residential area in Ara Damansara sent shockwaves throughout social media:

 

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