KEPALA BATAS: Police arrested three bogus policemen who preyed on victims along the beachfront in Bagan Ajam and on the Butterworth Outer Ring Road here.
North Seberang Prai OCPD ACP Noorzainy Mohd Noor said the duo were nabbed at 5.30am yesterday during a special ops after three reports were lodged by the victims.
“The two suspects, aged 23 and 26, were arrested after acting suspiciously on a motorcycle that had no registration plates.
“One of them tried to flee towards the beach but we managed to apprehend him.
“They then led us to a house in Bukit Indera Muda in Kubang Semang where we arrested their 21-year-old accomplice. All of them admitted to seven robbery cases,” he said.
ACP Noorzainy said one of the suspects had used a police vest during the robbery.
“They would prey on their victims along the beachfront in Bagan Ajam on their bikes in the wee hours.
“Their modus operandi was to approach their victims and threaten to bring them to the police station for investigation.
“Among their victims were a couple who lost their ring, a watch and cash while a newspaper deliveryman lost his wallet with cash. A Pakistani man also lost RM200,” he said during a press conference at the district police headquarters here yesterday.
Among the items recovered from the suspects were a torchlight with electric shock, a modified spark plug, drugs, a set of walkie-
talkies and a luminous police vest.
In a separate case, police on Monday arrested two suspects, aged 19 and 27, who were believed to be responsible for a series of car break-ins at the popular Bukit Katak in Tasek Gelugor.
“Since April, we received eight reports of such incidents at the hill.
“After monitoring the area for a week, we finally managed to nab the two suspects at the scene.
“Some RM50,000 worth of valuables such as laptops were reportedly stolen from the cars,” added ACP Noorzainy.