GEORGE TOWN: Road users in the city were caught in gridlock after a robbery report had police scrambling and setting up roadblocks to apprehend the robbers.
However, the manhunt for the so-called robbers turned futile, after two workers of a restaurant confessed to lodging a false report.
Police arrested the two men, who claimed they were robbed after hiding the restaurant's takings of RM122,555 in a car.
George Town OCPD Asst Comm Soffian Santong said that, in the noon incident on Monday (Dec 9), the workers - an auditor and a chief cashier - claimed that two men in balaclavas arrived in a motorcycle near the restaurant, demanding to see their MyKad.
The men claimed one of the robbers had placed a knife on one of the worker's stomach, demanding a bag containing the cash to be handed over.
They told police the money was three days of collection from Dec 6 to 8, and they were travelling on a motorcycle when the so-called robbery occurred.
Both workers will be remanded at the Magistrate's Court on Tuesday (Dec 10) where they will be investigated for perjury under Section 182 of the Penal Code. We're sorry, this article is unavailable at the moment. If you wish to read this article, kindly contact our Customer Service team at 1-300-88-7827. Thank you for your patience - we're bringing you a new and improved experience soon! Subscribe Log In
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