Fake cops nabbed for robbery

AMPANG: Four men were nabbed for allegedly posing as policemen and robbing foreigners in Jalan Pandan Indah here.Ampang Jaya OCPD Asst Comm Mohd Azam Ismail said a Bangladeshi man was at home when six men, wearing vests, came to his house at about 9pm on Thursday.

“The six men, who brought various tools, told the victim that they wanted to conduct an operation.

“The victim and seven other foreigners were told to sit in the living room while being guarded by two of the suspects.

“The other suspects proceeded to ransack the house and took cash, jewellery, mobile phones and personal documents belonging to the foreigners,” he said.

The victim lodged a police report soon after, he added.

“Our investigation led us to arrest four men aged between 30 and 44 in Kuala Lumpur between 1.30pm and 9.30pm on Friday.

“We also seized 31 mobile phones, vests with the words ‘Polis’, cash and three cars,” he said.“We are investigating under Section 395/297 of the Penal Code for gang robbery and Section 170 of the same code for posing as a public officer.”