From The Star 22 Marc 2010:
Cops nab duo after chase and shootout
JOHOR BARU: Two men believed to be responsible for more than 10 robberies have been arrested after a high-speed car chase which ended in a shootout.
The suspects, both 34, even crashed their silver Proton Waja into four police patrol cars in their attempt to evade capture during the pre-dawn chase yesterday morning.
Seri Alam deputy OCPD Deputy Supt Saifi Abd Hamid said several police personnel suffered light injuries in the incident and had to be given outpatient treatment.
“We believe that the suspects are involved in more than 10 theft and robbery cases in the state. They have been operating since 2001,” he said.
A police patrol unit had earlier spotted the Proton Waja in front of a hypermarket near Taman Johor Jaya at about 4.20am.
When told to stop, the suspects rammed their vehicle into the patrol car before speeding off.
The suspects again rammed into the patrol car after the police gave chase, before the police cornered them at a dead end in Taman Mount Austin.
Five other patrol cars joined in the chase and tracked down the suspects to a location near the Puspakom office in Taman Daya.
One of the officers fired several shots at the suspects as they crashed their Proton Waja into three other patrol cars. One of the suspects was wounded on his right hip.
DSP Saifi said police seized a 12-inch dagger, a pocket knife, a 19-inch machete, 20 steel cutters and several sets of car keys from the suspects.
He said the two men had pulled off a robbery at a computer shop in Taman Johor Jaya at 9.30pm on the same day and stole two laptops valued at more than RM4,000.
He urged anyone with information to contact the police hotline at 07-2212999 or the nearest police station.
Wondering if these two could just possibly be the ones who robbed me?