PETALING JAYA - A police sergeant-major was robbed of his gun and bullets while sleeping in his car in Section 7, Shah Alam, after attending his father's funeral.
Also missing were his smartphone, passport and RM600(S$230) cash.
It is learnt that the officer was returning home from his father's funeral in Klang at around 1.45am when he decided to pull over near a housing area because he was too tired.
The 48-year-old Serious Crime Division (D7) officer then wound down his window halfway and reclined his seat for a short nap.
However, while sleeping, the officer suddenly felt a tug on his thigh and woke up to see that a man had managed to pull out his Walther semi-automatic pistol and 15 bullets. The man escaped in a red car.
The officer later lodged a police report at the Shah Alam police station.
The incident was confirmed by Selangor acting police chief Datuk A. Thaiveegan.
"We will investigate the officer's claims thoroughly and from all angles," said Thaiveegan, who declined to comment further.