IPOH: A cashier discovered money missing from the cash register after she was “hypnotised” by two customers at a grocery store on Jalan Iskandar, Kampar.
Kampar OCPD Supt Hasron Nazri Hashim said the 20-year-old cashier lodged a police report after realising some cash totalling RM1,380 had gone missing from the cash register at around 8pm on Sept 2.
“Around 4.45pm, the cashier said two individuals came and purchased some items. At the payment counter, one of them wanted an exchange for RM100. The cashier said she was unaware of what was happening.
“It was not until a few customers later that she realised the shortage of money in the cash register,” he said Saturday (Sept 4).
Supt Hasron said footage from the security surveillance camera (CCTV) revealed that one of the suspects took all the RM50 notes from the register and counted it in front of her.
“While counting the money, the suspect folded some cash and put it in his pocket before putting it back in the cash register. He did that twice.
“Before leaving, the suspect took RM100 from the cash register and put it in his pocket,” he said.
He added that the two suspects, a man and woman, are believed to be foreigners.
“Another CCTV from the store revealed that the suspects were wearing masks covering their mouth and nose before entering the store to purchase two packets of spices.
“The store, which opens from 8am until 8pm, sells frozen goods and groceries items. It is not a gated premises and was located along Jalan Ipoh-Kuala Lumpur,” he said.
The case is being investigated under Section 380 of the Penal Code.