Businessman robbed by men posing as cops

IPOH: A businessman was taken on a terror ride after three men, pretending to be policemen, carjacked his car at Taman Markosa, Simpang Pulai here.

According to a source, the man was driving home when a vehicle that looked like a police car stopped his car at about 8pm on Nov 9.

"The three men then rushed into his car, handcuffed him and pushed him into the back seat. They claimed to be policemen, accused him of car theft and wanted to bring him to a police station," he said.

The source added that the men also seized the victim's wallet and mobile phone before bringing him to an unknown place to meet another person.

"They also forced the man to reveal the PIN numbers of his ATM cards, punching him in the right ear and both arms. He was then pushed out of the car," he said.

The man suffered losses worth RM98,100 in the incident.

Meanwhile, Ipoh OCPD Asst Comm Mohd Ali Tamby confirmed the incident and said that a suspect was arrested on Nov 9.

"It was an isolated case and the police will monitor the matter closely. We are confident that we can track the other suspects," he said.

The matter is being investigated under Section 395 and 397 of the Penal Code for gang robbery and Section 170 of the Penal Code for impersonating a public servant.

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