Robber fires two shots in Western Union outlet, flees with RM24,400 cash

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Robber fires two shots in Western Union outlet, flees with RM24,400 cash

Hariz Mohd
New Straits Times
13 March 2016
KUALA LUMPUR: A robber armed with a semi-automatic pistol fired two shots inside a money transfer company’s outlet in Kajang before fleeing with RM24,400 in cash today.

The 11.30am incident happened at a Western Union outlet in Jalan Abdul Aziz when two female employees and five customers were inside.

Kajang deputy police chief Superintendent Abdul Ghani Mohamad Ji said the robber, who covered his face with a surgical mask, a pair of sunglass and visored helmet, fired the first shot towards the ceiling upon entering.

“The man barged into the outlet soon after four Bangladeshi customers entered through its main door.

“He then fired a shot towards the ceiling and kicked open the counter’s door, before firing another shot towards the counter.

“The robber then took a total of RM24,400 cash from the counter,” he said.

Ghani said the man also asked the outlet’s supervisor where else they kept cash, but the 23-year-old woman was too scared and couldn’t answer.

The robber then grabbed two mobile phones from the employees, and fled the scene on a motorcycle.

Police investigators and the forensic unit canvassed the scene and found two 9mm bullet casings as well as two slugs.

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