KANGAR – Two men tricked a security guard and tied him up before escaping with the Perlis Islamic Religious and Malay Customs Council’s (MAIPs) iron safe, containing about RM13,000 in cash, early today.
Kangar Police Chief Supt Abdul Rahman Noordin said the suspects pretended to meet MAIPs acting chief executive officer Mohd Nazim Mohd Noor at 6.15 am.
Abdul Rahman said the security guard claimed that the unidentified suspects forced their way in through the main entrance door as soon as the guard opened the door.
The two suspects then forayed into the building and caught the guard before tying him with a rope as he was making a phone call to Mohd Nazim, said Abdul Rahman.
“The suspects then ran to level four of the building and escaped with the iron safe, using Proton Wira Aeroback car,” he told reporters when met at the scene here.
However, Abdul Rahman said the security guard could not identify the suspects as he claimed, the robbers were wearing masks.
Abdul Rahman said the security guard’s friend who arrived at the building at 7am then untied him and contacted police to inform about the incident.
“The security guard, aged 22, from Changlun, Kedah was arrested for four days to facilitate investigations,” he said, adding that the iron safe also contained MAIPS cheques. – BERNAMA