A 31-year-old Bangladeshi man, who has been staying in Malaysia for 13 years, was robbed of RM40,000 by a married woman and her accomplices on 8 January
The woman, believed to have posed as the 31-year-old's lover, had asked him to lend her RM40,000
The 29-year-old woman, known as Eza, asked the Bangladeshi national to meet her in a room at the hotel before the robbery.
"He was then told by the woman that she was being surrounded by three men outside the hotel," Dang Wangi OCPD Asst Comm Shaharuddin Abdullah said, according to China Press.
Worried about the woman's safety, the man went downstairs to check on her
The man then realised that it was a trap when he was ambushed by three men outside the hotel, according to Sin Chew Daily.
He was beaten up and robbed of the RM40,000 cash and his mobile phone.
The woman's husband also accused the Bangladeshi man of harassing her.
The couple involved in the robbery was arrested by the police on the same day
According to Shaharudin, the victim's mobile phone and RM1,450 cash have also been recovered following the arrests.
They are being investigated under Section 395 of the Penal Code for committing gang robbery.
Meanwhile, the two other robbers remain at large.