Car Salesman Died in Robbery, Showroom Burnt

11 November 2008
George Town

41-year-old car salesman, Lim Sooi Huah, was died in a car showroom along Jalan Mesjid Negri which was set on fire by robbers at 4am yesterday. Eight luxury cars, worth about RM2 million, were driven off, including a Mercedes Benz CLS, a Toyota Caldina, three Toyota Alphards and three BMWs.

Police recovered all the stolen cars at 6pm on the same day. Although Lim’s burnt body was found in the backroom of the Rahman Brothers showroom, initial investigations showed that he had suffered multiple body injuries.

Jalan Perak Fire and Rescue Department received the fire alert call at 4:20am. Three fire engines were dispatched to the showroom and were able to put out the fire within 10 minutes.

28-year-old Raja Rafizi Umran of Batu Maung, a factory van driver, was on his way to fetch people in Teluk Bahang for work in the morning saw the fire and heard shouts for help from inside. He also said he saw Lim letting in a few men to the premises on Sunday night at 8pm.

Police have detained a Nepalese guard who worked at the showroom to aid investigations. The case has been classified as murder.

The Star Online – Car dealer killed in robbery
<URL:http://www.thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2008/11/11/nation/2507903&sec=nation>

New Straits Times Online – Man dies, cars stolen, shop torched
<URL:http://www.nst.com.my/Current_News/NST/Tuesday/National/2398578/Article/index_html>

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