PETALING JAYA: A policeman was injured after he was attacked by a group of African men during a raid at an apartment unit in Damansara.
A source said four police personnel who received information about a suspect in a cheating case conducted the raid at the location at 10.50pm two days ago.
“They observed the unit for a few minutes before they saw some movement inside the house. They knocked on the door and called for the occupants for a few minutes but there was no answer before they charged in,” said the source.
Checks found three African women and two African men in the house.
“The policemen showed their ID and introduced themselves as cops before asking the Africans for their identification documents.
“However, they refused to oblige and acted aggressively towards the police. When the police tried to calm the situation, a group of African men showed up at the house and screamed at the police to leave,” the source said.
The group then became more aggressive and started throwing bottles, sticks and shoes at the policemen.
“During the tense moment, three of the policemen were pulled out while another one was pushed inside the house.
“The five suspects in the house took the advantage to escape during the scuffle. When one of the policemen tried to apprehend one of the suspects, he was hit with a desk drawer, stepped on and punched in the face.”
Another police officer then called for backup before eight policemen arrived at 12.01am, causing all the Africans to flee.
The injured policeman was taken to University of Malaya Medical Centre for treatment. The source said some policemen were also missing their wallets, mobile phones and motorcycle keys during the incident.
It is understood that a report has been made at the Damansara police station for further action.
Meanwhile, Selangor Criminal Investigation Department chief Senior Assistant Commissioner Fadzil Ahmat when contacted today confirmed that he had received the report on the incident.