PARIT BUNTAR – An Amanah Ikhtiar Malaysia (AIM) manager was robbed of RM14,000 in collection by two armed men in a staged accident in front of Surau Haji Taib in Jalan Terusan here today.
Kerian police chief, Supt Omar Bakhtiar Yaacob said in the 11.15am incident, the victim, 26, had just finished collecting instalment payments from AIM members in a meeting at the surau.
“As soon as the victim left the surau in a Toyota Vios, a motorcycle with two men feign a fall in front of the vehicle.
“Shocked over the incident, the victim reversed his car from the motorcycle but the suspects stood up and started breaking the car windscreen with metal rods,” he said when contacted today.
According to him, the victim ran into surau leaving the bag containing the collection from AIM members in the front passenger leg room.
“After the suspects had sped off towards Simpang Lima, the victim came out of the surau to inspect the damage to his car.
“He found the backpack containing RM14,552 had been stolen while the car windscreen and windows were badly damaged,” he said.
Omar Bakhtiar said police had lifted seven finger prints from the car bonnet and they would be sent to Bukit Aman to identify the suspects.
“Further investigations will be conducted under Section 395 of the Penal Code and police urged members of the public with information on the incident to contact the nearest police station,” he said. – BERNAMA