A gang acting 'with near military precision' and armed with assault rifles believed to have been stolen from an army camp has chalked up its sixth successful bank robbery in three months and brought its takings to more than M$1 million (HK$2 million). In its latest hit, the Steyr Gang, which is named after the military rifles it carries, stormed into a branch of Malaysia's biggest bank, Maybank, in a township near Johor Baru, capital of Johor State at the southern end of peninsular Malaysia. Witnesses said four armed men wearing ski masks entered the bank while a fifth waited in a getaway car. The bandits took cash from tellers' tills and a safe. As they left the bank they exchanged fire with a security guard, who had been hiding during the robbery, before escaping with about M$350,000. No one was injured. Alerted to the theft by an alarm, the local police chief was driving to the bank with another officer when they spotted the gang's car and gave chase, firing shots at their quarry as they raced along a major highway. But as the police car swerved to avoid return fire from the robbers' automatic weapons, it skidded and hit a road shoulder. The gang then got away. Police believe the Steyr Gang was also responsible for a M$400,000 bank robbery in Johor Baru on September 24. Malaysia's deputy police chief, Jamil Johan, said members of the gang, who were skilled in the use of the rifles, were thought to have had military training. Police believed their weapons were stolen from an army camp in Perak State in July. The gang is also thought to have been involved in raids on banks in Puchong and Cheras, near Kuala Lumpur, in the capital itself, and in Klang, on the coast, between August 2 and September 13. Their biggest hauls during that period were M$155,000 from Eon Bank in Puchong and M$150,000 from Multipurpose Bank in Kuala Lumpur.