GEORGE TOWN, Feb 12 – Police are confident that the footage from the closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras at the crime scene can help solve the murder case involving a businessman who was shot dead at close range in Jalan Datuk Keramat here yesterday. Timur Laut District Police chief ACP Mior Faridalathrash Wahid said the footage clearly showed there were two men involved in firing six shots at the victim.
“The two men on motorcycle were seen to have stopped near the victim’s car before the pillion rider got down and fired multiple shots at the victim. The shooter is in his 20s and has fair skin, while the motorcyclist has dark skin. From this CCTV camera footage, police believe and are confident that the case will be solved soon,” he told a press conference here today.
Syed Amen, 46, was shot dead at closed range in front of a high-powered motorcycle shop at 3.30 am on Thursday. Meanwhile, Mior Faridalathrash called on the public not to speculate about the incident, especially through social media, as there were rumours linking the incident with politics and Road Transport Department.
Mior Faridalathrash called on the public do not speculate, let the police investigate the motive behind the incident and don’t spread negative comments. He also refuted the allegation that the victim was the owner of Nasi Kandar Line Clear restaurant in Jalan Penang, saying that the victim was actually the owner of the Nasi Kandar Beyond restaurant. He added that the victim, however, has a family connection with the owner of Nasi Kandar Line Clear restaurant.