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Hostage Taking Bank Robber Shot and Killed by Security Guard

A teenager armed with a sickle, who took a woman hostage during an attempted robbery inside a bank in Kota Tinggi on Thursday (Jun 18) was shot dead.

The 19-year-old suspect was shot dead during the 2.04pm incident at Ayer Tawar. The security guard fired a shot at the suspect with his shotgun.

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Kota Tinggi OCPD Supt Ashmon Bajah said, “The shot hit the suspect in the ribs, killing him instantly.

“The body has been sent to Hospital Sultan Ismail for a post-mortem,” he said.

No bank staff or customers were hurt during the incident.

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The case is being investigated under Sections 307 and 393 of the Penal Code.

A brief video has gone viral showing a suspect, whose face is covered, holding a weapon to the neck of a sobbing woman.

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