Labourers Impersonated Police Officers

29 March 2008
Kota Tinggi

Two labourers were caught impersonating police officers and extorting money using jackets with police logos, carrying sirens, handcuffs and a toy pistol.

The suspects, aged 22 and 23 years, were located at Felda Lokheng, about 50km from Kota Tinggi town, on 27 March 2008 at 10:30pm in a Perodua MyVi vehicle.

Two days earlier, a youth lodge a report on the men who were dressed in the jackets and had stopped him for not wearing a helmet along Jalan Kota Tinggi in Teluk Sengat. The suspects offered the youth to pay them RM50 if he did not want to brought to the police station.

The case is being investigated under Section 170 of the Penal Code for impersonating a police officer and Section 384 of the Penal Code for extortion. The suspects are remanded until 31 March 2008.

The Star Online – Police impersonators nabbed
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