IPOH: Police are in the midst of conducting an internal investigation into a robbery allegedly committed by suspects using a police pistol at a hotel in Menglembu here last month.
Perak Police chief Datuk Razarudin Hussain said an initial investigation found that the pistol was reported missing by a police corporal in Tanjung Rambutan on Jan 15.
“Investigation is also being done by the Police Department of Integrity and Standard Compliance on how the missing Walther P99 pistol was found and used by the two suspects in the robbery case,” he told reporters here today.
He said at 4.10am on Jan 24, two local men aged 20 and 27, armed with a pistol, were reported to have committed a robbery at the hotel’s reception counter and fled with cash of RM509.
However, he said no shot was fired and the police managed to arrest and seize the pistol from the two suspects in Sungai Senam in less than an hour later.
Both men had also been charged under Sections 392 and 411 of the Penal Code and Section 8 of the Firearms (Heavy Penalties) Act 1971 on Feb 6.
Earlier, Razarudin witnessed the handing over of duties from Perak Narcotic Crime Investigation Department (NCID) chief V. R. Ravi Chandran to ACP Lee King Chuan, effective today.
Lee, who is formerly Perak NCID deputy chief, took over from Ravi Chandran who has been transferred to Bukit Aman NCID as its principal assistant director (Intelligence/International Relations). — Bernama