Money changer robbed of $62,000

PADANG BESAR - A money-changer from Kaki Bukit here lost RM160,000 (SGD62,000) to two robbers who tailed the victim to his home on Saturday.

In the 7.50pm incident, the victim had just arrived at his house in Rancangan Perumahan Awam (RPA) when the two masked suspects pounced on him.

A source said one of them then whipped out a pistol and forced the 61-year-old victim to surrender a bag containing the cash.

"The suspects fled in a grey-coloured Proton Waja.

"The victim gave chase in his car but lost them during the pursuit," said the source.

Padang Besar district police chief Superintendent Che Man Md Dros confirmed the case and said the case had been classified as armed robbery.