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, say Malaysian police.
The robbers and their compact getaway car are still at large with $524,000 following Monday's heist near Kuala Lumpur.
District police chief Shakaruddin Che Mood says 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.
Just one problem, the car was too small to carry the loot. The van was recovered nearby with nine bags containing $786,000 inside -- because they did not fit in the compact car.
"The bags are quite big. I consider them quite stupid. Their planning was very shortsighted," says Shakaruddin.
The five security guards in the van have been detained for questioning. Police suspect the robbery may have been an inside job because it was "done in an easy manner."