Police arrest cigarette company employee who staged robbery

21 Sep 2019 / 09:21 H.

KUALA LUMPUR: An employee of a cigarette company who lodged a police report alleging that he had been the victim of a robbery on Tuesday, found himself under arrest when police caught on to a plot he had hatched with two colleagues.

The 29-year-old victim had alleged that while using the company van to make a delivery of stock to a store at the Rampai Business Park in Wangsa Maju, he had been accosted by six men using a ‘parang’ and a metal truncheon, who then made a getaway with the vehicle containing RM90,000 worth of goods.

According to Wangsa Maju district police chief Supt Rajab Ahad Ismail, police became suspicious when closed circuit television footage (CCTV) of the area showed that during the attack by two men on a motorcycle who had approached the suspect from behind the van, the suspect did not put up a fight and allowed the men to drive away with the vehicle.

Rajab Ahad told Bernama today that the footage coupled with inconsistencies in the suspect’s police report, led the police to detain the man at 2.30pm the same day, after which he led police to a home in Taman Sri Sinar, Segambut, where five men involved in the robbery were apprehended.

Police also discovered the company van and a portion of the stolen goods.

All six men aged between 27 and 36 years, have been remanded until Sept 24, while further investigations under the Penal Code are underway. - Bernama

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