3 ‘fake’ car repossessors and a lady car owner: Might is Right!

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https://www.nst.com.my/news/crime-courts/2019/05/490127/sentul-police-hunt-trio-featured-car-repossession-viral-video

18 May 2019

Man Warns Everyone of Dangerous Scammers Who Threaten to Tow Your Car Away in KL

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Man Warns Everyone of Dangerous Scammers Who Threaten to Tow Your Car Away in KL

22 May 2019

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KUALA LUMPUR, May 22 — Police have arrested two of the three men suspected of involvement in an attempt to tow a woman’s car at the Malaysian International Trade and Exhibition Centre (Mitec) last Friday and which later was made viral on social media.

Kuala Lumpur police chief Datuk Seri Mazlan Lazim said the first arrest was made after a tow truck driver surrendered at 2.20pm yesterday while his friend was detained at a hotel at 11.50pm on the same day.

“While another suspect has not surrendered and we urged the individuals to immediately surrender to assist in the investigation,” he said in a media conference at the Kuala Lumpur Police Headquarters yesterday.

He said the case was being investigated under Section 384 of the Penal Code, punishment for extortion.

Yesterday, the media reported that the three men tried to tow a Mazda car belonging to a woman after claiming the 32-year-old had an overdue bank payment for 19 months.

In another development, Mazlan confirmed that the police have received a report on the act of throwing eight empty liquor bottles at the compound of Al-Makmur surau of Sri Pantai Public Housing Programme (PPR), Jalan Pantai Dalam, last Sunday.

“We view this case as mischief and take a serious look at this incident. I also hope that people could understand each other and respect other religions,” he said.

The incident was reported around 8.30pm and ended at about 11pm when pilgrims from Block 100 and 102 of the PPR attended the Isyak and Tarawih prayers. — Bernama

https://www.malaymail.com/news/malaysia/2019/05/22/kl-police-arrest-two-suspects-in-car-repossession-viral-video/1755167

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Police hunt for three men who posed as car ‘repomen’

20 MAY 2019 / 20:26 H.

KUALA LUMPUR: Three men who tried to scam a woman of her car by posing as vehicle repossessors have landed themselves on the police wanted list.

The trio had informed the woman that she was in arrears on the repayment of her car loan and that they had to take the car from her.

Sentul district police chief ACP S. Shanmugamoorthy said that on May 17, the 32-year-old woman had parked her car near the Malaysian International Trade and Exhibition Centre in Jalan Dutamas 2, here.

In a post on Facebook, a man who claimed to be the woman’s friend said she told him that someone from Kuala Lumpur City Hall had just called her to tell her that they were going to take her car.

He said he went along with her to check on the car and when they arrived, three men confronted her and informed her that she still owed the bank a total of 19 months in unpaid instalments on her loan. They told her that they were there to repossess her car.

According to the woman’s friend, the “main guy” was very rude and claimed that he knew the law. “He even dared us to call the bank or the police,” he said.

But when the woman tried to call the bank to verify their claim one of the men snatched her phone from her.

The woman’s friend said the trio then began to threaten the two of them and even ordered him to leave because this was not his problem.

“The con men’s tactic was to alarm and not give their victims any chance to think – this made their victims confused as to how they should handle the situation,” he said in his post.

He then alerted the police.

Sensing danger, the trio then asked the victim to pay them RM5,500 to “settle” the matter.

Just before the police arrived, the trio even hooked up the car with their tow truck and began dragging the car a short distance with the woman still at the wheel. They also snatched the car key from her, her friend said in his post.

When the police arrived, the trio insisted that the car was still owned by the bank and that it was their responsibility to take it away.

The policemen then ordered both parties to lodge reports at the police station.

The woman subsequently showed up and had her statement recorded. However, the three men failed to turn up.

Shanmugamoorthy said initial investigations revealed that the woman had never received any notice of unpaid instalments from the bank. Neither had the bank threatened to repossess the car.

He said the police already have the personal particulars of the trio involved and expect to arrest them soon.

The case is being investigated under Section 384 of the Penal Code for extortion.

The video of the incident went viral on social media.

https://www.thesundaily.my/local/police-hunt-for-three-men-who-posed-as-car-repomen-NB892971

20 May 2019

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Sentul police hunt for trio featured in car repossession viral video

KUALA LUMPUR: Police are looking for three men in connection with a car repossession case here yesterday, an incident which was caught on camera and had gone viral on social media.

Sentul police chief Assistant Commissioner S. Shanmugamoorthy Chinniah said police have obtained details of the men and efforts were underway to arrest them.

He said in the 3pm incident on Friday, the 32-year-old female complainant said she received a call from a man asking her to remove her car near Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre (MITEC) in Jalan Dutamas.

When she arrived, he said three men were waiting for her near a tow truck claiming she had defaulted her car loan payments by 19 months and tried to tow away her car.

“The woman tried to contact the bank but was stopped by the men. A police team then arrived at the scene telling both parties to lodge police reports,” he told Bernama today.

However, the men failed to turn up, Shanmugamoorthy said, adding that the woman informed police that she had never received any default or repossession order notice from the bank.

“We are investigating the case under Section 384 of the Penal Code for extortion,” he said.

In the video, which went viral on social media yesterday, a man was seen being asked by policemen to compose himself after he insisted on repossessing a woman’s car in front of MITEC.

Also seen in the video clip were two other men, believed to be known to him, all of whom were heard claiming that the woman had outstanding arrears for her car monthly instalments with a bank.

The men also appeared convincing when explaining the matter to the policemen at the scene. — BERNAMA

https://www.nst.com.my/news/crime-courts/2019/05/490127/sentul-police-hunt-trio-featured-car-repossession-viral-video

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KUALA LUMPUR: Police are looking for three men in connection with a car repossession case here yesterday which was caught on camera and had gone viral on social media.

Sentul district police chief S Shanmugamoorthy Chinniah said police have obtained details of the men and are looking for them.

He said that in the incident at 3pm last Friday, the female complainant, aged 32, said she received a call from a man asking her to remove her car for blocking the path in front of the Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre (MITEC) on Jalan Dutamas.

The woman said that when she reached her car, she was informed by three men waiting there with a tow truck that she had defaulted on her car payments by 19 months.

She said the men then tried to tow her car away.

“The woman made an attempt to call the bank but was stopped by the men. A police team which arrived at the scene later told both parties to lodge a police report,” Shanmugamoorthy said.

He said the woman told police she had never received a repossession notice from the bank.

“We are investigating the case under Section 384 of the Penal Code for extortion,” he said.

In the video, policemen were seen talking to one of the men who insisted on repossessing the woman’s car.

The two other men were also heard claiming that the woman had outstanding instalment arrears.

The men appeared to be convincing while talking with the policemen.

It was learnt that no police report was lodged by them.

Police hunt three men in car repossession viral video

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