Robbers at KLIA Shootout Escaped with RM3.5M

10 April 2008

At the KL International Airport 7:30pm yesterday, six armed robbers pulled a heist in three minutes and got away with S$1.5 million, or RM3.5 million.

Two moneychangers were approaching Gate 8 at the airport with two security guards when six suspects, including a woman, with two automatic pistols got off from a BMW vehicle and shot at the legs of the four victims. One robber snatched a money bag from the moneychangers and they fled in their car.

The security guards fired a few shots at the robbers while they were escaping but were unable to stop them.

The money was meant to be deposited at a moneychanging outlet on the fifth floor of the airport. An off-duty lance corporal and a Nepalese worker who were at the scene were also shot in the legs.

Police found 40 bullet slugs on the floor. The victims were seriously injured and were sent to the Serdang Hospital for treatment.

The Star Online – Robbers shoot six at KLIA, flee with RM3.5m

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