Cops hunting 'smooth criminal' who walked away with RM600,000 from bank

KUALA LUMPUR: Police are hunting for an alleged smooth-talking criminal who walked away with RM600,000 that he supposedly took from the safe room of a bank in Damansara Heights here.

Brickfields OCPD Asst Comm Ruslan Khalid said police are combing through CCTV footage and taking statements from various persons of interest in the case.

"We are still looking for the suspect. We hope members of the public can also assist in our hunt for the suspect," he said when contacted.

ACP Ruslan said that the man went into the bank and claimed to be a fire extinguisher technician.

It is learnt that the suspect did not even look the part as he was wearing Bermuda shorts and slippers.

He allegedly entered the bank at about 12.30pm on Sept 8 and introduced himself as a fire extinguisher technician.

A CCTV image of the man sought to assist police investigations.

However, the bank manager did not fall for the ruse and asked for his identification.

When he failed to do so, the manager prohibited the man from carrying out his inspection.

But as soon as the manager went out for his lunch break, the suspect managed to fool other bank personnel into giving him access to the vault.

ACP Ruslan said police are looking for a man in his 30s to assist with the investigation.

He urged anyone with information on the crime to contact investigation officer Asst Supt Mohd Hafizi Ishak at 017-233 6343 or the Brickfields district police headquarters at 03-9051 6222.

Members of the public can also contact the RakanCop hotline for Kuala Lumpur police at 03-2115 9999, text 32728 or inform any police station.



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