Police have leads in Yong Peng snatch theft murder

Johor police chief Datuk Mohd Khalil Kader Mohd said investigators are already working on several leads in connection with the snatch theft-cum-murder incident. — Picture by Ben Tan
Johor police chief Datuk Mohd Khalil Kader Mohd said investigators are already working on several leads in connection with the snatch theft-cum-murder incident. — Picture by Ben Tan

JOHOR BARU, Feb 14 — Police have obtained several leads on the two suspects who were involved in the snatch theft-cum-murder of a 47-year-old woman in Taman Sutera, Yong Peng early yesterday.

Johor police chief Datuk Mohd Khalil Kader Mohd said investigators are already working on several leads in connection with the incident.

“We are still at early stages of investigations and I urge the public to assist police by coming forward and to provide visual footages if possible,” he said at the Johor police contingent headquarters today.

Mohd Khalil said eye witnesses are important in this investigations and can help police arrest those responsible for the brutal crime.

“I believe that there are eyewitnesses who saw the incident and hopefully they will come forward to assist investigation,” he said.

He said initial investigations suggest the crime was committed by at least two suspects on a motorcycle.

Yesterday, Tan Chi Ann was set upon and stabbed by her assailants while riding home in her Yamaha Ego motorcycle in Taman Sutera in Yong Peng.

She was initially found alive by a passer-by at 1.25am and was rushed to Pantai Hospital where she succumbed to her injuries at 3am.

Tan worked as a cook and was on her way back home to Ang Lok Yuan, near Yong Peng when the brutal incident occurred.

It was believed she tried to defend herself from having her handbag snatched and in the process was stabbed by her assailants.

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