A senior police officer found himself on the wrong side of the law yesterday when he was caught red-handed stealing from his neighbour’s house in Taman Bangi Avenue, Bangi. FILE pic

KAJANG: A senior police officer found himself on the wrong side of the law yesterday when he was caught red-handed stealing from his neighbour’s house in Taman Bangi Avenue, Bangi.

District police chief Assistant Commissioner Ahmad Dzaffir Mohd Yusof said a team from Bangi police station was deployed to the house when police were alerted about the incident at 5pm.

“Upon arriving at the scene, they found the backdoor had been pried open. Police found a man armed with knife coming down the stairs with a bag allegedly filled with the stolen items.

“He resisted and fought back when the policemen approached him. He was however apprehended and was taken to Kajang police headquarters for further action,” Dzaffir said today.

He said checks showed that the 31-year-old man was a senior police officer serving at Bukit Aman.

“Initial investigation showed that the house owner, a 45-year-old financial advisor was working during the incident.

“He rushed back home when he was informed and he identified the suspect as his neighbour. He also confirmed that the stolen items were from his house,” he said.

Among the stolen items were a PC and smartphones.

The suspect has been remanded four days under Section 457 of the Penal Code for house-breaking.

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