Killer AmBank guard nabbed in Johor

This picture taken on September 19, 2013 shows Malaysian special policemen standing during a press conference called ‘Op Cantas Khas’ outside a shopping mall in downtown Kuala Lumpur. — AFP pic
This picture taken on September 19, 2013 shows Malaysian special policemen standing during a press conference called ‘Op Cantas Khas’ outside a shopping mall in downtown Kuala Lumpur. — AFP pic

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KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 10 — The security guard who shot an AmBank officer in the face with a shotgun during a robbery in Subang Jaya last month was arrested in Johor Baru this morning.

According to Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar, the suspect was detained as part of the ongoing Ops Cantas crackdown on organised crime.

Syabas Team Ops Cantas BAman, telah berjaya tangkap pmbunuh/perompak kejam Ambank di JB pagi ini. TK Rakyat M’sia yg terus [email protected] [Congratulaitons, Bukit Aman Ops Cantas Team, successfully captured cruel killer/ Ambank robber in JB this morning. Thanks to Malaysians who keep aiding PDRM]”, Khalid posted on Twitter today.

In the October 23 incident, bank officer Norazita Abu Talib, 37, was shot in the face by the guard when she opened the bank’s vault with another female officer.

The security guard, who used the name Ardi Hamza, escaped with a reported RM450,000 cash.

The Malay Mail also revealed that the guard was an Indonesian from Sulawesi who has stayed in the country for at least 10 years.

He used a fake MyKad and is also said to be a compulsive gambler. He was believed to have been in debt.

Police have so far arrested 11 people in connection with the case, including the suspect’s wife, and recovered RM20,000, believed to be part of the loot.

The case also led to the revocation of the his employer Kawalan Prima Sdn Bhd’s permit by the Home Ministry.

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