IPOH (Bernama): Police are conducting an internal investigation into a robbery allegedly committed by suspects using a police pistol at a hotel in Menglembu here last month.
Perak police chief Datuk Razarudin Hussain said an initial investigation found that the pistol was reported missing by a police corporal in Tanjung Rambutan on Jan 15.
"The police's department of integrity and standard compliance is also investigating how the missing Walther P99 pistol was found and used by the two suspects in the robbery," he told reporters here Thursday (Feb 13).
He said at 4.10am on Jan 24, two local men aged 20 and 27, one of whom was armed with the pistol, committed a robbery at the hotel's reception counter and fled with RM509 in cash.
However, he said no shots were fired and the police managed to arrest and seize the pistol from the two suspects in Sungai Senam in less than an hour later.
Both men were charged under Sections 392 and 411 of the Penal Code as well as Section 8 of the Firearms (Heavy Penalties) Act 1971 on Feb 6.
Earlier, Razarudin witnessed the handing over of duties from Perak Narcotic Crime Investigation Department (NCID) chief VR Ravi Chandran to ACP Lee King Chuan, effective Thursday.
Lee, who was formerly Perak NCID deputy chief, took over from Ravi Chandran who has been transferred to Bukit Aman NCID as its principal assistant director (intelligence/international relations). – Bernama