These guys should have brought a bigger getaway car.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Two armed robbers hijacked a security van with $1.3 million inside but were forced to abandon more than half the cash because their small getaway car could not carry it all, Malaysian police said Tuesday.
The robbers and their compact getaway car were still at large with $524,000 following Monday’s heist near Kuala Lumpur, said district police chief Shakaruddin Che Mood.
The robbers stole a small car then held up guards in the security van at a shopping mall. One robber drove the van away and the other followed in the car, Shakaruddin said.
The van was recovered nearby with nine bags containing 2.7 million ringgit $786,000 inside — evidently because they did not fit in the compact car, the police chief said.
“The bags are quite big. I consider them quite stupid. Their planning was very shortsighted,” Shakaruddin said.
Or the thieves may have panicked. Police are holding the security guards, for they suspect one of them may be involved.