KAJANG: Police have warned the public to be wary of a man posing as a Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) contractor who robs victims upon gaining entry into their homes.
Kajang district police chief Assistant Commissioner Ahmad Dzaffir Mohd Yussof said the man targets unsuspecting house owners and business operators around Kajang.
To make his story seem real, he would produce a letter, allegedly confirming his position at TNB, before seeking permission to inspect the electricity meter at the house.
"Once he gets in, he would rob the owners of their cash and valuables. So far, the man is believed to be responsible for at least four robberies in and around Kajang, " he said, adding that police had received reports of his exploits since late December.
The most recent case was yesterday, when the man pulled off the same stunt at an office lot in Reko Sentral here at about 2.15pm.
The man approached the staff at the premises and showed a letter, supposedly a TNB authorisation, before saying he was there to inspect the electrical meter for safety reasons.
The suspect also asked the employees to stay outside the office while he conducted the “inspection”.
It was learnt that he spent slightly more than an hour ransacking the premises before making away with cash and other valuables.
"The cases are being investigated under Section 170 and 380 of the Penal Code for impersonation and theft, " Ahmad Dzaffir said.
The suspect who is between 30 and 40- years-old is believed to be an Indian and often worked alone.
Public with information about the suspect can contact the Kajang police headquarters at 03-89114222, or notify the nearest police station immediately.