A police corporal was arrested on suspicion of being involved in a robbery case of a Chinese woman in Ampang over the weekend.
The 29-year-old victim, who works as a salesgirl, was having a drink with her friend at a restaurant nearby at the time of the incident, reported Harian Metro.
“The woman was approached by three men, believed to be Malaysians, who introduced themselves as policemen. The men then grabbed the woman’s hands and pulled her towards a parking lot. Her screams were heard by members of the public, who then rushed to help her,” said Ampang Jaya deputy police chief, Superintendent Mohd Azam Ismail.
Mohd Azam said one of the culprits, the 46-year-old police official, was detained by passersby at the area. “Based on our investigation, the police corporal was undergoing suspension from his duties,” stated the police chief. However, his two accomplices managed to escape.
He added that the cops have identified the other two suspects who are still at large and are still tracking their whereabouts. As for the victim, it was reported that she lost about RM5,000 in cash in addition to several make-up items.
For those interested, check out the footage of the incident here:
The case will be investigated under Section 395/397 of the Penal Code for committing gang robbery. The suspect will be remanded today (Tuesday, 25th August) until 30th August.
Source: Harian Metro.