From The Star 3 Dec 2009:
Two managers killed in payroll grab
NUSAJAYA: Two senior managers of a construction firm were shot dead during a payroll heist.
They have been identified as managing director Saravanam, 39 and his manager Viswa, 43.
Nusajaya OCPD Supt Abdul Aziz Ahmad said police believed the victims were on their way to pay the salaries of workers when a car overtook their four-wheel drive and forced them off the road.
One of the robbers pulled Saravanam out of the vehicle while a gunman shot Viswa, who was driving, in the head.
Police suspect four robbers had pulled off the job. “The victims were shot at close range,” he said, adding that the men escaped with two bags containing money.
It is learnt that the robbers drove to Lima Kedai in Gelang Patah and torched their car before escaping in another vehicle.
Police recovered five spent casings at the scene.
And update from The Star 3 Dec 2009:
Police detain woman over Nusajaya payroll grab
JOHOR BARU: Johor police have detained a woman in connection with the murder on Wednesday of a contractor and manager of a construction firm at Jalan Tebing Runtuh during a robbery here.
Johor police chief Datuk Mohd Mokhtar Mohd Shariff said the woman, aged 22, was detained in Nusajaya on Wednesday night.
“With the arrest of the woman, we believe the case can be solved soon. The public who have any information on the murder, can contact the police,” he told reporters after attending an auxiliary police seminar here on Thursday.
During the 3.30pm robbery on Wednesday, 39-year-old contractor Saravanam and 43-year-old Viswa, who was a manager in a road building firm in Nusajaya, were shot dead by assailants while the victims were on their way to the construction site after withdrawing money from a bank, believed to be for the salary of workers.
The incident happened when the Mitsubishi Pajero four-wheel drive that was driven by the victims was intercepted by two suspects in another car. The assailants then walked up to the two men and shot them from close range before escaping with the money.
The assailants later set their escape car on fire at Lima Kedai, about 5km from the scene before driving away in another car driven by another accomplice. – Bernama
Update 5 Jan 2010: Four arrested relating to this case.
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