KUALA LUMPUR: A robber with a toy pistol needed only five minutes to walk away with RM80,000 from a bank in Taman Tanming Jaya, Seri Kembangan.
Kajang OCPD Asst Comm Abdul Rashid Abdul Wahab said the robber, believed to be in his 20s, jumped over the counter and ordered a female clerk to fill money into a bag while brandishing the fake weapon.
He said the man took a clerk hostage but left him outside the bank before fleeing on a motorcycle.
“There were few staff and customers in the bank during the robbery. The robber, who was clad in a dark shirt and wore sunglasses, was possibly wearing a wig and acted alone,” Abdul Rashid said.
He said police would study footage from the closed circuit television (CCTV) in the bank.
A restaurant worker said he was in the bank during the robbery.
“I suspected that the pistol was fake when the robber fired two shots. The sound was not as loud as a real gunshot but I was too afraid to do anything,” he said. - theStarOnline