MUAR: A manager of a security company was among seven suspects arrested by police for an alleged robbery attempt. The group had tried to steal over RM300,000 from a remittance services company.
It was understood that the remittance services company in Segamat is one of the security company’s own clients.
According to Muar police chief Assistant Commissioner Azman Ayob, the seven suspects, including the manager, were arrested after one of them who works as a security guard with the security company, lodged a police report about the money being stolen when they returned from collecting the money from the remittance office in Segamat on Tuesday.
Azman said in the report, the complainant informed police that he was with another guard who was driving the company van when they got into in a road accident and the van skidded near Labis.
He said the complainant claimed that the money, placed at the back of van, had gone missing after he had call for help and several individuals arrived.
“He claimed that the money went missing after the back door of the van was opened after the accident.
“However, the investigating officer who had handled the case found something amiss in the police report. It was later revealed that the accident was in fact part of the plan to steal the money and the security company manager was one of the accomplices,” he said.
Azman said, the seven suspects, all male, aged between 27 and 59, were detained to facilitate police investigation.
“We also retrieved the remittance company’s money after interrogating the manager,” he said at a press conference held at the Muar police headquarters today.
The case is being investigated under Section 379 of the Penal Code for theft.