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Thursday, August 18, 2022

Cops nab robber with ‘many faces’

Sungai Buloh police chief Shafa’aton Abu Bakar said the suspect had seven previous cases. (Bernama pic)

KUALA LUMPUR: Police have arrested a robber who would adopt various guises, including impersonating as a cash collector, to rob his victims in the capital and in Selangor.

Sungai Buloh police chief Shafa’aton Abu Bakar said victims had lost a total of RM94,175 to the 32-year-old suspect who was finally arrested in Jalan KE 3/2 Kota Emerald, Rawang, at 12.30pm, last Thursday.

“Police made the arrest following a report regarding a robbery, with the suspect posing as a telecommunications technical worker at a kiosk.

“In the incident, the suspect threatened the victim to hand over money at the payment counter by pulling out a knife from his pocket,” she said at a press conference here.

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She said that further investigation found that the suspect had been involved in 40 criminal and commercial cases; three in Wangsa Maju, eight in Sungai Buloh, 13 in Kuala Selangor and several other locations.

“The modus operandi of the suspect was to target pharmacies, clinics and shops that use cash registers. He would pretend to be a company or bank representative sent to collect sales proceeds and would also pretend to be contacting the manager of the shop,” she said.

Shafa’aton said the suspect, who had seven previous cases, was under remand to assist in investigations involving several other cases.- FMT

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