Trio arrested for allegedly impersonating policemen in Taman Melawati


AMPANG: Three men who allegedly pretended to be policemen have been detained in Taman Melawati here.

The trio would target vulnerable victims, including women and senior citizens by claiming they were policemen, before seizing their personal belongings.

Ampang Jaya OCPD Mohamad Farouk Eshak said acting on a tip-off, a team of police personnel from the Taman Melawati police station arrested the first suspect, a 24-year-old man, at about 10.30pm on Saturday (Jan 17) in the housing area.

"We seized one sling bag, four mobile phones and a motorcycle.

"Further investigations led police to other suspects on the same day, aged 24 and 45. They were also arrested in Taman Melawati," he said when contacted on Tuesday (Jan 19).

Among the items seized were a black jacket, a sling bag, a wallet, two mobile phones, a car and RM1,060 in cash, he added.

"Two suspects had past police records for various offences, including theft and rioting. They have been remanded until Thursday (Jan 21)," he said.

ACP Mohamad Farouk said the suspects would normally operate after 8pm.

"They would dress in civilian clothes but claim to be cops. We believe the suspects are responsible for three cases of impersonating policemen.

"We are still tracking down the suspects' accomplices," he added.

ACP Mohamad Farouk urged those with information on any robbery or theft in Taman Melawati to contact the nearest police station.

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