MIRI, Sept 16: A part-time durian seller loses RM900 to a man impersonating as a Customs officer yesterday (Sept 15).
The incident took place by the roadside of Jalan Sukma, Senadin around 8.15pm.
Impersonating as a Customs officer, the suspect took the victim’s bag containing cash and fled off the scene with a car.
Prior to the incident, the suspect told the victim that the latter had committed a crime for trading illegally in the area at late hours.
The victim was told that he had to pay a penalty of RM500.
When the victim was trying to take the cash out, the suspect snatched the bag containing cash amounting RM900 and fled off the scene in a car.
Police preliminary investigations revealed that the plate number of the car used by the suspect was a fake registration.
The case has been framed under Section 379 of the Penal Code for theft and Section 170 for impersonating a public servant.
As at press time, no arrest has been made but the police is still investigating.
Miri Police chief ACP Lim Meng Seah confirmed recieved the report which was lodged by the 21-year-old victim at Lutong police station on that same night. — DayakDaily