The activities of seven men who disguised themselves as policemen to carry out various criminal activities in the city here, came to an end yesterday, when police nabbed them after two separate raids in Kampung Melayu Pandan and Taman Bukit Mutiara here.
Johor Police Chief Datuk Mohd Mokhtar Mohd Shariff said the men who had been involved in 21 robbery cases since last Sunday, were detained by a special task force, set up to track them down.
"In the first raid at Kampung Melayu Pandan, four men, aged between 18 and 28 were detained while another three men, aged between 23 and 26, were detained at the Taman Bukit Mutiara flats," he told reporters at the Johor police headquarters here today.
Mohd Mokhtar said during the raid, a pair of uniforms belonging to a ''senior police officer'', vests, black jackets with logos of military police, police authority cards and items like axe, knives, parang and other dangerous weapons were also found.
Police also found a number of identity cards, credit cards, ATM cards, driving licences, 18 hand phones, three watches, four cars and a motorcycle, believed to be stolen.
Initial investigations revealed that the men had obtained the senior police officer's uniforms after breaking into his car last Sunday, he said.
"The men are believed to have carried out their activities from 5.30am to 10.30am. They disguised themselves as policemen and conducted inspection on unsuspecting motorists before robbing them of their vehicles and valuables," he said.
According to Mohd Mokhtar, the group which included a member who was a former detainee at the Simpang Renggam prison in Kluang three years ago, had also injured six victims during the period.
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