A Senior Bukit Aman Police Officer Was Caught Stealing From Neighbour's House

When protectors of the law find themselves on the wrong side of the law.

Earlier this week, a senior police officer attached to the Bukit Aman headquarters was caught red-handed stealing from his neighbour's house at Taman Bangi Avenue

File photo of the Royal Malaysia Police headquarters at Bukit Aman in Kuala Lumpur.

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The 31-year-old inspector, armed with a knife, was caught coming down the stairs carrying a bag of stolen items

According to a report in NST Online, a team from Bangi police station was deployed to the house when they were alerted about the incident at 5pm on Thursday, 12 October.

When the police team arrived at the scene, they found that the back door of the house had been pried open, NST Online reported Kajang district police chief Assistant Commissioner Ahmad Dzaffir Mohd Yusof as saying.

The inspector tried resisting the arrest and put up a fight after being spotted.

"He was, however, apprehended and was taken to Kajang police headquarters for further action," Dzaffir was quoted as saying by NST Online, adding that checks showed that the 31-year-old was a senior police officer at Bukit Aman.

The inspector, whose identity was not revealed, worked in the Anti-Money Laundering Act Division. Oh, the irony!

The Kajang district police chief ACP said that the homeowner, a 45-year-old financial consultant, rushed home after police alerted him about the break-in.

The homeowner identified the suspect in custody as his neighbour and also confirmed that the stolen items in the bag recovered from the arrested inspector were his.

"The house owner checked the house and found all the bedrooms and the living room had been ransacked," Dzaffir was quoted as saying by The Malay Mail Online.

The list of stolen items included:

A handbag,
A computer monitor,
A VR simulator,
Coin deposit boxes, and
Smartphones

Meanwhile, the suspect is under remand until Monday, 16 October, in a case registered under Section 457 of the Penal Code for house-breaking.

This is not the first time that a member of the Malaysian police force has found himself on the wrong side of the law

In September last year, a police officer attached to the Commercial Crime Department at the Shah Alam Police HQs had robbed a cyber café in Jalan Radin Anum.

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