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Bank officer's murderer a compulsive gambler
Published on: Thursday, October 31, 2013

KLANG: The rogue security guard who shot and killed a bank officer is allegedly an Indonesian, a compulsive gambler and could have been in debt before the murder-cum-robbery last Wednesday.According to the suspect's sister-in-law, two of his three children were in Sulawesi, Indonesia, and he had been sending money to them monthly.

"My sister came to me a few times to confide about the problems they were facing.

She didn't like him gambling and he was lying about it," said the 24-year-old who only wanted to be known as Sofia.

She said although the suspect never mentioned about having any financial difficulties, she suspected the gambling habit and the fact that he has three children to support might have been his motivation for the crime.

"His two children in Sulawesi are both in school." Sofia said that her sister and the suspect had been living in Malaysia for almost 10 years and had been staying in Bayu Perdana, Klang, for the past three years.

The suspect's children in Sulawesi are staying with his family there while his youngest - a two-year-old - lived with them in a rented room at a three-room flat here.

His 34-year-old wife is a full-time housewife. She and two others have been detained by the police over the crime. Police also found RM20,000, which is believed to be part of the loot.

Housemates of the suspect were shocked when they learned of the crime.

"We don't know him that well as he was always at work and claimed to be on 24-hour shift duty. He only came back once every two or three weeks, staying for only a night.

He had always appeared to be a kind and gentle person," said a housemate who only wanted to be known as Fana.

Fana said the last time the suspect came home was during Hari Raya Haji two weeks ago.

The three housemates of the suspect, including his sister-in-law, fear he may return and plan to move out.

"I'm only in the flat during the day and I stay at my sister's place at night until I'm done packing. I don't feel safe knowing he's out there with a gun," said another housemate, Zirah.

The suspect is wanted for shooting dead a bank officer and robbing the bank, reportedly of RM450,000.

His MyKad was found to be fake.



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