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Security van driver shot dead, moneybags missing
TAIPING: A security van driver was found dead while six moneybags, containing an undisclosed amount of cash, have gone missing in a murder cum robbery incident in Jalan Tekah, Assam Kumbang, here, today.
The victim, Hasnul Hafis Saad, 28, was shot several times in the back and was believed to have been killed on the spot.
Police are now looking for Hasnul’s colleague who they believed escaped with the six moneybags and a pumpgun.
Taiping police chief Assistant Commissioner Yusuf Mohd Diah said Hasnul was found slumped in the driver’s seat by policemen and officials from the security company, Safeguards Securicor Sdn Bhd.
He said an all-points-bulletin was sent out for the van in the afternoon after it had not made a scheduled stop. The search party was then informed that the van was parked along Jalan Tekah.
"We found Hasnul slumped in the driver’s seat while several moneybags, a pumpgun and the second security guard was missing.
"The missing guard’s handphone was also switched off,” Yusuf said.
He said police have not ruled out the possibility that the incident was an inside job and are now looking for the suspect to assist in the investigation.
"There was no sign of a forced entry from the outside of the van,” Yusuf said, adding that another seven moneybags were left intact.
Yusuf said during the time of the incident, Hasnul and his colleagues were in the van. They were en route to replenish automated teller machines.
Police were informed by the security company that the van had veered off its normal route.
“They were not supposed to have been on that stretch,” he said.
Meanwhile, police are looking for Mohd Hafizuddin Zainal Abidin, 25, to assist in the investigations. Hafizuddin is also known as “Pak Din”.
Those with information on his whereabouts are urged to contact the nearest police station immediately.