Cop who steals, too
KUALA LUMPUR: Police have detained a constable who has been with the force for two years on suspicion of commiting snatch theft.
The 25-year-old shocked the force with the double life he had been leading for the past one year. He is believed to be responsible for 40 snatch thefts in the city.
Confirming the arrest to Sin Chew Daily, city deputy CPO Datuk Ahmad Baharin Idrus said police are not taking the case lightly and are conducting a thorough investigation.
He said police have suspended the constable and have obtained an order to further remand him to facilitate investigation.
"Police will investigate the case from various angles, including whether others are involved. We will not let anyone off the hook," Ahmad Baharin said.
It is learnt that the constable went astray just a year after joining the force.
According to the report, the constable was picked up last Friday after a chase in an alley on Jalan Silang by a team from the anticrime unit of the city police headquarters.
Police realised the policeman's identity only when they found a police badge on him.
They were shocked that the suspect they had been tracking for months was one of their own.
It is learnt that once he is off-duty, the constable, who is with the city police headquarters, would prowl the Golden Triangle, Jalan Raja Laut and Jalan Silang on a motorcycle, looking for potential victims.
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