Viral video of supermarket robbery an incident which happened last year, say Malaysia police

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PETALING JAYA - The police say that a viral video of a robbery, supposedly at a supermarket in Taman Sri Manja, is of an incident which occurred last year.

The 55-second video - which resurfaced and went viral on social media and messaging apps recently - shows two men robbing a supermarket with an accompanying message saying it occurred on Tuesday (March 31) in Taman Sri Manja here.

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Posted by Polis Daerah Petaling Jaya onĀ Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Petaling Jaya police have denied the incident and said that the incident occurred in Section 17, Shah Alam on March 8, last year.

"We urge the public would verify any video or information passed to them.

"Don't spread any unverified information," PJ police said via its Facebook page.