5 cops nabbed for robbery, hunt on for mastermind

5 cops nabbed for robbery, hunt on for mastermind

KUALA LUMPUR: Five police officers, who are attached to the Petaling Jaya district police station, were arrested early today for allegedly robbing a moneychanger on Sunday after their actions caught on CCTV.

Sources told that a hunt is now underway for a senior police officer believed to be the mastermind, attached to the federal police headquarters in Bukit Aman.

On Sunday (May 19), the complainant was approached by the suspects and three others, who identified themselves as policemen and officers from Bank Negara.

They raided the money changing outlet, citing that the complainant had no licence to operate his business.

It is known that they seized around RM4,000 in cash during the “raid”.

The suspects offered to “settle the case” for RM200,000, which the complainant paid after obtaining it from his house. He then paid the money to the suspects at a bus stop near Jalan Tun Perak here.

City police chief Comm Datuk Seri Mazlan Lazim confirmed the case in a statement released Tuesday night.

“We have arrested four more civilians, including a Bank Negara employee, on Tuesday.

“We are viewing this case seriously and would not compromise with any police officer or civilian involved in criminal activities.

“Those found guilty will face legal action equal to the offense committed,” he said. The case is being investigated under Section 395 and 170 of the Penal Code, for gang robbery, and for impersonating a public servant.