BUKIT MERTAJAM: Six men, including a state Immigration Department officer and three Rohingyas, were nabbed after staging a robbery at the house of a businessman at Jalan Megat Harun here on Friday.
Police are also looking for another state Immigration Department officer to assist investigations into the case.
The six, aged between 24 and 44, were arrested at various locations between Friday and yesterday.
Seberang Prai Tengah district police chief Assistant Commissioner Nik Ros Azhan Nik Ab Hamid said four of the six men had gone to the 47-year-old businessman's house at 1am on Friday, introducing themselves as immigration officers.
He said one of them wore the department uniform while three others wore baseball caps with the department's logo.
"They had called out to the victim and his wife, and had conducted checks on their personal documents, alleging that the victim was an agent producing falsified documents.
"Three of the men then entered the victim's room and they took away cash amounting to RM21,126 and other personal belongings.
"The four men then drove away in a white Perodua Alza," he said today.
Following a report lodged by the businessman, police conducted raids in five different locations where they nabbed the six men.
Nik Ros Azhan said the first two arrests, including a Rohingya, were made at the Pauh Damai apartment in Bukit Tengah near here on Friday, where they arrested the 44-year-old Rohingya and a 24-year-old. Police seized a green Nokia cell phone and a blue Realme cell phone.
He said that police then proceeded to raid a house in Jalan Megat Harun where another 44-year-old Rohingya was nabbed.
There they seized various items, which included a Samsung zip bag, a necklace, two chains, three chains with pendants, six bracelets, seven rings, two pairs of earrings, three pawn shop receipts, a sales receipt, a butterfly design bag, a car design bag, two plastic containers with the word 'Kedai Emas Anuar' written on them, two Samsung cell phones, and a Nokia cell phone
He said that in the third raid the same day, police arrested a 37-year-old Rohinya at Jalan Merak Kampung Kemunting in Karangan, Kedah, where they confiscated a black Nokia cell phone and a blue Oppo cell phone.
Police subsequently raided another house in Kampung Batu 8 Sungai Kob in Karangan Kedah where they picked up a 43-year-old man, with four previous criminal records, and confiscated from him a blue Samsung Galaxy A10 cell phone was taken from him.
"In the fifth raid in front of the Belantik Immigration Depot in Sik, Kedah, yesterday, we nabbed the 33-year-old Grade KP19 Immigration officer, known as 'Man'.
"We seized a long sleeve shirt, with the name Mohd Azman printed on it, and a pair of long pants with patterned spots (like those in a an army uniform), a T-shirt with the word Futsal printed on it, an operation belt with the word Police printed on it, a pair of black gloves, a handcuff with the word Immigration printed on it, a pair of black shoes with the word Immigration Malaysia printed on it, a white Oppo cell phone with sim card, a sleeve for authority card with the logo Malaysia Immigration Department printed on it and a Malaysia Immigration Department authority card
"Based on initial investigations, five of those detained admitted to the crime except for the 24-year-old arrested in the Pauh Damai apartment in Bukit Tengah.
"The state Immigration Department officer also admitted to putting on his uniform and introducing himself as an Immigration Department officer before they conducted checks on the victim's house," he said.
Nik Ros Azhan said the vehicle used during the robbery was rented in Alor Star.
"We are also looking for a state Immigration Department officer, known as 'Along', also Grade KP19, who is still at large to assist investigations," he said, adding that those arrested also admitted to three other robberies in Seberang Jaya last November, and Batu Kawan as well as Simpang Ampat on Jan 16 and Feb 3 this year respectively.
The case is being investigated and police have obtained a seven-day remand against the six men arrested.