Four policemen held over robbery of foreigner now out on bail


KUALA LUMPUR: Four policemen and a civil servant who were among seven remanded for robbing a foreigner of a watch and cash worth RM250,000 have been released on police bail.

The five had been remanded until yesterday, City police chief Comm Datuk Rusdi Mohd Isa said.

He said an internal investigation is also being conducted by the Integrity and Standards Compliance Department, parallel to the crime investigation.“Two other suspects – a policeman and a former policeman – were released on bail a day earlier.

“We want to look at the involvement of each of the police personnel before deciding on the next course of action,” he said.

In the incident, which was believed to have occurred on April 6, a group of men claiming to be police personnel had gone to a condominium along Jalan Tun Razak and demanded that the security guards allow them entry.

They demanded to be taken into the building, which is only accessible via an access card. Upon reaching the victim’s floor, they told the security guards to head back downstairs.

They were seen leaving the scene a few hours later.

The foreigner later approached the security guards claiming that cash and valuables had gone missing.Five policemen, a former policeman and a civil servant were then arrested over the robbery.

The suspects, aged between 28 and 41, are being investigated for gang robbery and impersonating a policeman.

Separately, police are hunting two armed male suspects following an attempted robbery at a goldsmith’s shop in Machang.

Machang police chief Supt Ahmad Shafiki Hussin said police received information about the incident at 2.20pm on Thursday just after the suspects, who were carrying firearms, fled the scene on a blue-coloured Yamaha Y15 motorcycle without a registration plate.

“The attempted robbery involved two men, who were clad in all-black attire, wearing jeans, caps, face masks and gloves.

“Although witnesses tried to stop them, the men managed to escape on a motorcycle,” Ahmad Shafiki said in a statement, Bernama reported.During the incident, there were four people inside the premises, including employees and the owner’s family members.

No injuries or losses were reported.

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