Shrewd cops keep routine check from turning violent
SUBANG JAYA: Quick thinking and swift reflexes prevented a routine police check from turning ugly.
Two rank-and-file policemen on crime rounds spotted a suspicious-looking man driving along Puchong Utama, said Subang Jaya OCPD Asst Comm Mohammad Azlin Sadari at a press conference yesterday.
ACP Mohammad Azlin said the policemen stopped the car for a routine inspection.
“The suspect was cooperative at first, but he became aggressive when the policemen performed a body check,” he said.
The man then turned and pulled out a handgun from a concealed holster.
One of the policemen quickly grabbed his hand, while the other restrained him.
“Investigations show that the suspect had five previous criminal records, including one in Singapore for causing grievous hurt and for armed robbery in Petaling Jaya,” he said.
He added that police found eight bullets in the gun, with one already in the chamber, a pair of handcuffs and cash amounting to more than RM3,000.
The suspect, aged 40, told the police he was a businessman and that he was in possession of the gun for his safety.
However, he failed to produce a licence for the firearm.
One of the policemen, a lance corporal who made the arrest, suffered light injuries to his hand.
According to ACP Mohammad Azlin, the suspect was currently being remanded and the case was being investigated under Section 8 of the Arms Act 1960 for possession of a firearm without a permit.
He also called on members of the public who had additional information on the suspect to help the police in their investigations.