Malaysia money changer robbed of RM2 million by 3 men with fake pistols

IPOH (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Three masked men used fake pistols to rob a money changer outlet at Jalan Mustafa Al Bakri, Ipoh, of RM2 million (S$650,000) in numerous foreign currencies.

Ipoh OCPD Asst Comm Sum Chang Keong said the incident occurred at about 6.45pm on Tuesday (May 16) when the shop was about to close.

"The three men, who were also wearing full-faced helmets, stormed into the shop, held up a security guard and seized his pump gun.

"They then ordered a worker to open the safe in the premises and took all the money," he said, adding that the suspects escaped in a 4WD vehicle.

ACP Sum said police have viewed the CCTV recordings at the premises.

"We also found two fake guns used by the suspects, one inside the shop and another outside.

"The investigation is still ongoing," he said.