M'sian cop loses gun, bullets and laptop

A senior Malaysian anti-narcotics officer went for lunch after placing his laptop bag on the rear passenger seat floor and locking the car.

When he returned to the car, its rear windscreen had been smashed.

His laptop, which contained his security passes among other things, was missing and so was a Walther P99 semi-automatic pistol and 10 bullets, Malay Mail reported.

The 43-year-old officer had parked his car near a restaurant at Jalan Gombak in Kuala Lumpur at about 1.45pm on Thursday. He returned to his car at about 2.20pm.

The officer, who was not named, was meeting another investigating officer at the Kuala Lumpur police headquarters for lunch over a drug-related case.

A source said: "The officer and his partner were in an unmarked Proton Preve. The car is usually used during stake-outs by narcotics officers. The incident happened when they stopped at Jalan Gombak before returning to (the) Bukit Aman (police headquarters).

"The officer looked for his laptop bag but it was nowhere to be seen."

The officer immediately lodged a report at Gombak police headquarters.

In his report, he stated the car was parked close to the restaurant and there were six other vehicles belonging to restaurant patrons parked there.

Kuala Lumpur CID Chief Gan Kong Meng declined to say if the car was targeted or if it was a random break-in.


This article was first published on September 27, 2014.
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