KUALA LUMPUR - Two wanted criminals were killed by police in a shoot-out at Taman Datuk Ahmad Razali here on Thursday night.
The two, aged 26 and 24, from Kelantan, had numerous convictions for firearms offences, armed robbery, abduction, arson and drug abuse.
Police believe that the suspects were members of the same gang which pulled off a jewellery heist in Shah Alam on April 6.
A week after that robbery, police killed three members of the gang in another shoot-out at Bulatan Billion in Cheras.
In Thursday's incident, police picked up the suspects' trail near the Flamingo Hotel in Jalan Ampang. The two suspects were in a white Honda Civic and were trailed by policemen in an unmarked car.
Ampang police was then notified and a roadblock was set up near the Ampang Light Rail Transit station. It was learnt that as the Honda Civic approached the roadblock, one of the suspects opened fire at the policemen.
A shoot-out then ensued where both the suspects were killed.
Police then found several parang and a semi-automatic pistol which the brand and details had been filed off, from the Honda Civic.
Ampang police chief Assistant Commissioner Amiruddin Jamaluddin said both bodies were sent to the Kuala Lumpur Hospital. He declined to comment further.
On April 14, three men who were also involved in the April 6 jewellery heist were shot dead by police in Cheras. The robbers, between the ages of 24 and 40, were spotted in a black Proton Exora, near a private hospital.
A team of policemen, set up to nab the gang, attempted to stop the car but the driver sped towards the Middle Ring Road 2 highway where the suspects' vehicle rammed into other cars along the highway. They were forced to a stop.
One of the robbers took out a Glock semi-automatic pistol and fired several shots at the policemen who returned fire.
Two robbers were killed instantly while the third succumbed to his injuries at the Kuala Lumpur Hospital later.
Police found several parang and methamphetamine in the Proton Exora, which was reported stolen in Kajang.