Police launch manhunt for third suspect in Miri robbery shootout

A photo of the third suspect who is still at large.

By Brad Rantayy

MIRI, May 17: Police have launched a full-scale manhunt for the third suspect of a robbery cum shootout incident in Taman Jelita here yesterday.

The suspect has been identified as Ng Cheng Hui, and his last known home address is Lot 411, Pujut Padang Kerbau.

“The suspect is fondly known as ‘Pui Kaw’,” said Miri police chief ACP Lim Meng Seah today, adding that Ng has a criminal record for robberies.

Lim also released a photo of the 37-year-old Ng and urged anyone who knows his whereabouts to alert the police immediately.

“The public is advised to call up the case investigation officer (IO) ASP Unang Giang at 010-5937779 or the Miri police operation room at 085-433400,” he said.

On Thursday afternoon, it is alleged that Ng and two others, armed with guns, crashed onto the gate of a house at Jalan Pahlawan 3 in Taman Jelita.

They immediately held up the family of four, including a boy, for some 30 minutes inside the house.

A firefight ensued after a mobile police vehicle (MPV) arrived at 1.30pm, where at least 10 shots were exchanged, leaving a 50-year-old assailant wounded on his leg and policeman Corporal William Bell Joel, 54, injured on his left arm. — DayakDaily