KUALA LUMPUR: A robbery suspect was shot and injured after he tried to attack a policeman using a machete in an incident at the premises of a florist in Taman Ehsan Kepong here today.
In the 11am incident, the 38-year-old suspect and three other accomplices had tried to rob a woman florist near the premises.
Gombak police chief ACP Ali Ahmad said three Desa Jaya Crime Prevention Patrol personnel who happened to be patrolling the area, managed to stop the robbery attempt and tried to arrest the suspects.
However, one of them armed with a machete tried to attack the policemen.
“One of the policemen fired a shot in self defence which hit the suspect’s right arm and the robber was nabbed. Three other suspects managed to escape,” he said when contacted by Bernama here today.
He said police were now stepping up efforts to track down the three suspects. – BERNAMA