Cops nab cigarette company employee for ‘stick-up’

Wangsa Maju district police chief Rajab Ahad Ismail.

KUALA LUMPUR: An employee of a cigarette company, who claimed he had been robbed, was arrested after police discovered he had staged the robbery with two colleagues.

The 29-year-old employee had alleged that he was delivering cigarettes to a store at the Rampai Business Park in Wangsa Maju when he was confronted by six men using a parang and a metal truncheon on Tuesday.

He told police the robbers made away with the vehicle containing RM90,000 worth of goods.

Wangsa Maju district police chief Rajab Ahad Ismail said police became suspicious when CCTV footage of the area showed that during the “robbery”, two men on a motorcycle had approached the suspect from behind the van and the suspect did not put up a fight.

Rajab said police detained the man at 2.30pm the same day and he led them to a home in Taman Sri Sinar, Segambut, where five men involved in the robbery were nabbed.

Police also recovered the van and a portion of the stolen goods.

All six men, aged between 27 and 36, have been remanded until Sept 24.