Cop, ex-soldier turn robbers

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  • Saturday, 18 Sep 2004

PETALING JAYA: A suspended policeman and a former soldier have been arrested for extorting and robbing foreign workers in Damansara here. 

In the 1am incident yesterday, the detective from the city police headquarters and the former soldier cornered a Bangladeshi labourer at a construction site in Damansara Perdana. 

Flashing a pair of handcuffs and police authority cards, the duo forced the foreign worker to either hand over cash or be hauled to the police station. 

Other foreign workers living at the quarters at the site, however, alerted the police who arrived at the scene and nabbed the duo. 

Earlier at 9pm, the detective and the ex-soldier had extorted and robbed another Bangladeshi. 

Petaling Jaya district Deputy OCPD Asst Comm Osman Bakar said initial investigations found that the duo frequented the construction site and were involved in similar incidents. 

“When police team from the district police headquarters arrived there, the duo were seen confronting another foreign worker. They seized RM150, belonging to one of the victims, from one of the duo,” ACP Osman said. 

The duo have been remanded to help in investigations. It is learnt the policeman is being investigated for disciplinary misconduct while the ex-soldier was sacked about two years ago.  

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