18 February 2009
The leader of a luxury car theft gang and his accomplice were shot dead by the police near Fairview Apartments, USJ 22, yesterday. 35-year-old Rizlan Ahmad Tajuddin, also known as Jack, and 34-year-old Mohamed Fadzil Mohamed were stopped by police in a stolen Toyota Vios vehicle. The police were acting on a tip-off that the suspects were on the way to steal another car.
Immediately, the men fired two shots and drove off. When their car was cornered along Jalan USJ 22/1, police fired shots at them as they tried to force their way out. Fadzil, who has 12 criminal charges, died at the scene. Rizlan died on the way to the hospital. He had 3 previous convictions.
Police found a .45 semi-automatic pistol, three .45 caliber rounds, 7 bullets and some fake registration plates in the stolen car.
The armed robbery gang, commonly known as “Gang Jack”, are believed to be involved in at least 40 carjacking cases. The gang had 11 members. One of them was shot dead in Kampung Subang, while another 3 were arrested.
It is believed that the gang would sell the stolen cars for RM25,000 each on the black market.
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