KUALA LUMPUR: Police have new leads in tracking down two parang-wielding men who escaped after two of their associates were shot dead in a shootout at Taman Supreme, Cheras yesterday.
Without revealing details, City police chief Datuk Mohd Shuhaily Mohd Zain said they have formed a team to track the other two foreign men suspected to be linked to several break-ins in the area.
The police shot dead two men in their 30s yesterday morning when they tried to attack police using parangs, and two other men escaped in a vehicle bearing false registration plates.
In a separate development, the police have arrested two men and two women, all locals between 21 to 23 for suspected involvement in e-purchase and job offer scams via a call centre in a raid at a house in Bukit Bintang here yesterday. Four laptops and 15 mobile phones were also seized from the syndicate that targeted Australians.
"Those arrested worked as operators looking for victims in Australia on Facebook and the case is currently being investigated under Section 420 of the Penal Code for fraud," he said, urging those with information to contact the Kuala Lumpur police hotline at 03-21460584/0585 or the nearest police station.
Mohd Shuhaily had earlier witnessed the handover of duties between outgoing Acting Kuala Lumpur deputy police chief Datuk Abu Sama Mohd Noor and his successor, Kuala Lumpur Criminal Investigations Department Chief Senior Assistant Commissioner Habibi Majinji at the City police headquarters here today.
Habibi has been appointed acting Kuala Lumpur deputy police chief, replacing Abu Samah, who is the new Kedah deputy police chief. -- Bernama