Police have detained three family members of the ARMED security guard who escaped with about RM450,000 from the bank. Those detained are All foreigners from a neighbouring country. I believe they are from Indonesia.
Initially the suspect was identified as Ardi Bin Hamzah from Tawau, Sabah.
It appears now that the suspect is not from Sabah. He is not a Malaysian. Police say he had used forged identification papers.
But is it so easy for a foreign criminal to fool the authorities and the security company which not only employed but also armed him with a pump gun?
Thumbs up to the Home Ministry for revoking the firm's operating license. The Home Ministry/police must now conduct a thorough investigation to ascertain how the foreigner managed to land a job and obtain a pump gun.
Revoking the operating license is certainly not sufficient. We cannot afford to stop there.
Those who own/operate or run the company must be sent to jail. The punishment must serve as an example to others. It must be a deterrent.
The Government must come down hard on such irresponsible business people or else we will see a repeat of this gross stupidity.
... or was it sheer greed?
I also think that the victim's husband and children, and Ambank should file a multi-million legal suit against the security company.
Teach the culprits a lesson and show the kids who lost their mother at such a young age that there is this thing called justice.
p/s Wonder how many more criminals are roaming our streets masquerading as security guards, waiting for the opportunity to pounce on.... I wonder where they wander.