Petrol station worker busted after faking RM30,000 robbery

Nurul Hidayah Bahaudin

SUBANG JAYA: A petrol station worker’s plan to swindle money from his employer fell apart when police discovered that the worker lodged a false police report.

Subang Jaya district police chief, Assistant Commissioner Mohammad Azlin Sadari said, the 24-year-old worker had lodged a report at the Bukit Puchong police station on Monday, claiming that he was robbed while transporting his employer’s money to the bank.

“The suspect claimed that he was robbed of around RM30,000 at a Puchong Perdana traffic light junction. He lodged a report at 4.30pm.

“In the course of questioning, police found inconsistencies in his story,” he said.

Mohammad Azlin said upon further investigation, they established that the robbery never took place.

“The suspect, after confessing, then led the police to the Masjid Assalam in Puchong Perdana at 8pm the same day. He showed the police where he hid the money.


A petrol station worker’s plan to swindle money from his employer fell apart when police discovered that the worker lodged a false police report. Pic by NSTP/ courtesy of PDRM

“The bag of money, totaling RM32,070, was hidden in a room in the mosque.

“He confessed that he was familiar with the mosque’s surroundings and as such, decided to use the mosque as a place to hide the money,” he said.

The suspect, said Mohammad Azlin, did not know the exact amount of money in the bag.

He said the suspect has not been arrested but police are awaiting further orders on when the man would be charged in court.

“The case is being investigated under Section 182 of the Penal Code for lodging a false police report.

“Upon conviction, the suspect could be jailed six months or fined RM2,000, or both,” he said.

He said this is the second case involving false police reports that Subang Jaya police have received this year. © New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd