KUALA LUMPUR – The police have detained two men for impersonating as policemen and extorting RM1,000 from two Bangladeshis at a 24-hour restaurant in Taman Cempaka, Ampang near here yesterday.
Initial investigations revealed the suspects, aged 28 and 50, had claimed to be members of the force by producing so-called police authority cards to the victims.
Ampang Jaya police chief ACP Hamzah Alias said in the 3am incident, one of the victims became suspicious and sought help from a compatriot at the restaurant payment counter.
“By then, however, the two suspects had left the premises in a car. It was then that the first victim was told by his friend that the suspects had taken money,” he said when contacted by Bernama here.
Following a police report lodged by the two victims, Hamzah said the police nabbed the suspects in the Pandan Indah area.
Investigations revealed the car was reported stolen by its female owner.
According to Hamzah, the 50-year-old suspect had four criminal records for causing hurt and a drug-related offence.
He said the suspects were remanded for three days until Sunday to facilitate investigations.