Detained cop, ex-aux­il­iary cop linked to video game ar­cade rob­beries

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KUALA LUMPUR: A po­lice con­sta­ble and a for­mer aux­il­iary po­lice­man who were detained at Jalan Perak here on Mon­day, are al­legedly linked to a spate of rob­beries at video game out­lets.

Dang Wangi po­lice chief, ACP Sha­harud­din Ab­dul­lah said the sus­pects, in their 20s and 30s, were be­hav­ing sus­pi­ciously in a Honda Civic when the po­lice who were pa­trolling in a car in the vicin­ity about 4am, spotted them.

At that junc­ture, the driver of the Honda upon see­ing the pa­trol car, ac­cel­er­ated and drove a dis­tance, only to ram into a road shoul­der. They were nabbed. “Af­ter ar­rest­ing the sus­pects, we found that one of them was a po­lice­man while the other was a for­mer aux­il­iary po­lice­man.

“There was also an un­em­ployed man (in the ve­hi­cle) who was tested pos­i­tive for drugs. They ad­mit­ted to com­mit­ting crimes in the Ser­dang area.

“With the ar­rests, we be­lieve we have solved sev­eral rob­bery cases com­mit­ted at video games cen­tres in Se­lan­gor,” Sha­harud­din told a press con­fer­ence at the Dang Wangi po­lice head­quar­ters here yes­ter­day.

The po­lice, he said, also seized sev­eral lap­tops, two knives and a black jacket bear­ing a po­lice em­blem.

The sus­pects were re­manded for four days, be­gin­ning Mon­day, to fa­cil­i­tate in­ves­ti­ga­tions.

Mean­while, Sha­harud­din said two In­done­sian women were picked up in con­nec­tion with a spate of pick­pocket cases in Jalan Tuanku Ab­dul Rah­man here.

The sus­pects com­prised a 58year- old Malaysian per­ma­nent res­i­dent and a 34-year- old il­le­gal immigrant.

Sha­harud­din said the num­ber of pick­pocket cases in the Dang Wangi area dur­ing Ra­madan had dropped as com­pared to the same pe­riod ast year.

There were only 120 recorded cases this year as com­pared to 258 cases dur­ing the fast­ing month last year, he added.

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