Cops warn public to beware of man impersonating TNB contractor


  • Nation
  • Thursday, 23 Jan 2020

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Police are searching for a local man who disguised himself as a Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) contractor to "inspect” premises before stealing valuables and cash.

Kajang district police chief ACP Ahmad Dzaffir Mohd Yusoff said the 30-year-old man was believed to have deceived his victims by introducing himself as a contractor for the national power company before seeking permission to inspect the electricity meter at the targeted premises.

"The suspect will ask to switch off the electricity meter and tell all workers or owners at the premises to leave to avoid getting injured during the ‘inspection’ process. The suspect will search the premises and steal valuables and cash, ” he said in a statement here Wednesday (Jan 22).

He said investigations showed that the suspect had also introduced himself as a building contractor and a representative of the developer to inspect buildings.

Ahmad Dzafir said four police reports had been lodged over such cases since December last year.

Anyone with information on the suspect is urged to contact the Kajang District Police Headquarters at 03-8911 4222. - Bernama

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