QuickCheck: Did a snatch thief in Selangor pose as a policeman as claimed online?


RECENTLY, it was claimed online that a snatch thief pretended to be a policeman to rob people in the Kajang area. Is this claim true?

VERDICT:

FALSE

Kajang OCPD Asst Comm Mohd Zaid Hassan said that while a man was arrested after a robbery at an Impian Murni Taman Saujana car wash, he did not impersonate a cop.

He said the suspect – who confessed to the crime – had robbed a man and a woman of RM500 in cash.

"A report was lodged at around 7.15pm on Saturday (Nov 26)," said Kajang OCPD Asst Comm Mohd Zaid Hassan.

He added in a statement on Sunday (Nov 27) that police arrested a 21-year-old man in Taman Kantai Permai on the same night.

"Checks found the suspect had two offences on his criminal record. He also tested positive for methamphetamine," said ACP Mohd Zaid.

"The clothes and motorcycle used during the snatch theft were also seized," he added.

References:

1. https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2022/11/27/cops-nab-snatch-thief-within-hours-of-crime

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