POLICE boxes will be set up outside moneychanger outlets in Ipoh to beef up security around these premises.
Ipoh OCPD Asst Comm Sum Chang Keong said the boxes would be put on walls outside the outlets and policemen would check these spots during their patrols.
“We have already discussed with several moneychangers from Pekan Baru here.
“They have agreed to put up the boxes. They can leave their feedbacks in the boxes which will be checked by us,” he told reporters after a community policing programme in the city.
“We will also increase patrols in the area,” he said, adding that there are 13 moneychanger outlets in Pekan Baru.
It was reported that a moneychanger outlet at Jalan Mustapha Al Bakri was robbed by three masked men armed with fake pistols, carting away numerous foreign currencies.
ACP Sum said moneychangers in Pekan Baru had also tightened the security at their respective premises.
“Everything seems fine now. Some have installed more CCTVs and their guards have been instructed to be more vigilant,” he said.
On an unrelated matter, ACP Sum said the police launched Ops Payung in Pekan Baru to combat parking touts.
“Pekan Baru is a hotspot for the touts. We have caught several of them, which have been charged and fined,” he said.