Snoozing M'sian cop loses gun

MALAYSIA - A police officer in Selangor, Malaysia, had his weapon taken from him while he was sleeping in his car.

His mobile phone, passport and RM600 (S$230) in cash were also stolen, The Star reported.

It is learnt that the 48-year-old Serious Crime Division officer, who is unidentified, was returning home after attending his father's funeral in Klang on Tuesday.

As he was tired, he stopped near a residential area for a short nap.

15 bullets

He wound down his window halfway and put his seat back.

While he was sleeping, he felt a tug on his leg and woke up to see that a man had taken away his Walther semi-automatic pistol and 15 bullets.

The suspect escaped in a red car.

The officer later lodged a report at the Shah Alam police station, The Star reported.

The incident was confirmed by Selangor acting police chief A. Thaiveegan.

"We will investigate the officer's claims thoroughly and from all angles," said Mr Thaiveegan, who declined to comment further.

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