PETALING JAYA: Police have arrested a man masquerading a senior officer, after he tried to scam money off a victim under the guise of settling traffic summons.
The victim had met up with the suspect on Sept 24 after the suspect had previously introduced himself as a senior officer from Bukit Aman.
The victim met the suspect in a restaurant in Damansara Damai to ask for help from the bogus cop to settle several traffic offences.
"The suspect told the victim to transfer RM800 in stages into a bank account. During the meet-up, the victim also noticed a gun-like object that was brandished by the suspect.
"The victim became scared and the suspect said that he had used the weapon before," said Petaling Jaya OCPD Asst Comm Nik Ezanee Mohd Faisal in a statement Wednesday (Sept 30).
An arrest was made in Damansara Damai earlier Wednesday, with the police seizing the gun-like object that was suspected to have been used during the meet-up.
"He has been remanded for four days," he added.
In an unrelated case, a road rage incident that had gone viral on Sept 28 has led to an arrest.
"Preliminary investigations showed that the incident occurred on Sept 26, when a lorry driver was delivering items along SS9A/1 in Sungai Way.
"He attempted to move his vehicle to give way to the suspect's car, but the man was unhappy over the situation. He started acting out, using coarse language while also breaking the side mirror of the victim's lorry," said ACP Nik Ezanee.
The suspect was arrested on Sept 29 at the Sungai Way police station.
"Police checks on his vehicle led to the discovery of the metal rod believed to have been used then. He has been remanded for three days," he said.