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Man Allegedly Robbed Of RM120,000 While Changing Flat Tyre On Federal Highway

A man recently found that RM120,000 in cash was stolen from his car after he finished changing a flat tyre

Bernama reported that the incident took place on Friday, 20 November, on the Federal Highway.

Image via theSundaily

The victim and his son had just withdrawn the money from a bank at Old Klang Road.

While on the highway, they noticed that they were being tailed by a silver car.

Brickfields District Police chief ACP Anuar Omar told Bernama, “The victim found that the left rear tyre of his vehicle was punctured by a piece of metal and stopped to change the tyre. He only realised that the cash and his documents were missing when he got back into his vehicle.”

A report was then filed at the Pantai police station.

Brickfields District Police chief ACP Anuar Omar.
Image via Mikail Ong/New Straits Times

Police then conducted an operation to track down the suspects.

When the suspects met with the authorities, they got out of their vehicle and acted aggressively in an attempt to escape.

According to Berita Harian, the operation was conducted around Bangsar on Tuesday afternoon. Police successfully located the suspect’s car with two foreigners inside and managed to capture them despite their efforts to flee.

The two suspects have been identified as Colombia nationals, with one of them being a 55-year-old man and the other a 70-year-old woman. Authorities also believe that they were involved in three other similar cases around Brickfields.

They have been remanded for further investigation under Section 370 of the Penal Code and police managed to seize a mobile phone, documents, and a Honda City bearing false registration number plates.

It wasn’t reported whether or not the police were able to seize the cash.

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