African gang robs man of RM425,000 in US currency

Ampang Jaya district police chief Noor Azmi Yusoff. (Bernama pic)

PETALING JAYA: An African gang is believed to be behind the robbery of US$101,500 (RM425,400) from a man in Taman Ampang Jaya in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday.

Ampang Jaya district police chief Noor Azmi Yusoff told The Star Online the robbery occurred while the victim was in car with a woman who had earlier promised to change the US currency at a higher exchange rate of US$1 to RM6.

The victim told police the woman had offered to take him to her office to complete the transaction.

However, as they approached Taman Ampang Jaya, the woman stopped her car and three men suddenly opened the doors.

While one of them grabbed the victim’s bag containing the money, the others punched the victim before fleeing with the woman in a car.

Azmi said the car was later found to be a “cloned” car while the other car in which the robbers fled was fitted with false number plates.

Police are now looking for the woman and her three accomplices.