7 March 2019
Man solicits ‘prostitute’ for sex, gets robbed instead
KOTA KINABALU: A 22-year-old man was robbed of his mobile phone at a hotel here on Monday night after he solicited a ‘prostitute’ via a mobile messaging application.
The man was told to go to a hotel in Bandaran here at 10.30pm after he contacted a ‘woman’ who goes by the name of “Mei” on WeChat.
As soon as he arrived, he met two men who asked for RM30 as well as his mobile phone.
After complying with their request, the man was told to wait for the woman at a hotel room but she never showed up.
Realising he had been duped, the man tried locating the two men but to no avail. He then lodged a police report at 12.05am.
Kota Kinabalu district police chief Assistant Commission Habibi Majinji said a team from the Criminal Investigation Division arrested both suspects yesterday (Wednesday).
“Investigations showed that the man went to the hotel to have sex with a woman whom he contacted on WeChat. It turns out that the two men were posing as Mei,” he said when contacted today.
Habibi said both suspects, aged 25 and 30 respectively, are being investigated under Section 379 of the Penal Code for theft.
“This is the second incident involving individuals posing as women on WeChat to cheat men by offering sex.
“I urged members of the public to exercise caution and do not fall for such tricks,” he added.
7 August 2016
They thought that they could have a little fun away from home but it was too good to be true!
When they let the woman in, her accomplices followed.
They were robbers!
“The victims were punched with a knuckle-duster when they refused to hand over their valuables causing them to suffer head injuries. The three suspects fled with RM300 in cash and two mobile phones together with two other accomplices who were waiting at the entrance of the hotel,” he said in a statement here today.
Saiful Bahari said police detained six individuals including a woman at a rented house in the city on the same night to assist investigations.
Two men robbed after being offered sexual services by woman
SIBU, Aug 7 — Two men who were staying at a budget hotel after arriving from Kuching were robbed by a gang of robbers after being lured by a young woman under the pretext of offering sexual services yesterday.
Sibu district police chief ACP Saiful Bahari Abdullah said in the 10.30pm incident, one of the victims opened their hotel room door when he heard someone knocking and saw a woman standing outside, offering sexual services.
He said shortly after the woman entered the room, two other men suddenly stormed in and forced the victims, both aged 28, to hand over their cash and valuables.
“The victims were punched with a knuckle duster when they refused to hand over their valuables causing them to suffer head injuries. The three suspects fled with RM300 in cash and two mobile phones together with two other accomplices who were waiting at the entrance of the hotel,” he said in a statement here today.