KUALA LUMPUR: Police have arrested three men for posing as policemen and robbing foreigners in Brickfields here.
Brickfields OCPD Asst Comm Ruslan Khalid said police received reports on two robberies at a grocery shop and restaurant on April 13 and 14 involving three suspects who claimed to be police personnel.
He said three Bangladeshis were targeted in the robberies, adding that the suspects introduced themselves as policemen from the City police headquarters before proceeding to inspect the licences of the shops and the documents for their workers.
“They demanded the victims hand over money and other valuables and threatened to arrest them if they did not comply,” he said when contacted Tuesday (April 16).
ACP Ruslan added that the victim in the grocery shop lost around RM3,800 cash while the victims at the restaurant lost about RM5,000 cash, one laptop, three mobile phones and 10 SIM cards.
“Following the incidents, a police team conducted two raids at condominiums at Jalan Kelang Lama and Jalan Sultan Ismail on Monday.
“We arrested three suspects aged between 25 and 30 to help with investigations.
“We also seized eight mobile phones, a laptop, one Perodua MyVI car and one pair of handcuffs,” he said, adding that the suspects have been remanded for five days.
ACP Ruslan added that the case has been classified as gang robbery and follow-up investigations are ongoing to identify other suspects involved in similar cases in other districts or states.
Anyone with information on the case should contact Asst Supt Mohd Aznal Bin Alawi at 016-8390236 or contact the City police hotline at 03-21159999.