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21 Nov 2018 | 12:31 AM UTC

Malaysia: Five killed in daytime robbery, shooting in Kuala Lumpur Nov. 20

Malaysia News Alert

Police officers kill five suspects, arrest one during daytime armed robbery at Kuala Lumpur mall on November 20

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/20/2018, 12:00 AM until 11/27/2018, 11:59 PM (Asia/Kuala_Lumpur). COUNTRY/REGION Kuala Lumpur

Event

Police officers killed five suspected robbers and arrested one during a daytime shootout following an armed robbery in Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday, November 20. The incident occurred around 16:30 (local time) at Kuchai Lama in southern Kuala Lumpur when six men robbed a jewelry store. Police responded immediately, resulting in two shootouts near the market that left five suspects dead and one policeman wounded.

Context

Crime is common in Kuala Lumpur, including in wealthy neighborhoods or in crowded public spaces, though most incidents do not involve firearms. Knife-wielding robberies are becoming more common, according to the US Department of State.

Advice

Individuals in Malaysia, and specifically Kuala Lumpur, are advised to remain vigilant for criminal activity, refrain from displaying valuables, be cautious at ATMs, and report suspicious or criminal behavior to the authorities.

 

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