Malaysian police refute hoax posts that warned of 'slash and grab' robberies

Updated on 20/12/2021 at 10:59

A claim has circulated on social media in Malaysia that warns police are investigating a string of slash-and-grab robberies on motorists in which the culprits used knives disguised as business cards. The claim, which has circulated online since at least 2014, is false; Malaysian police said it has not received any reports of robbers using any such tactic. The posts shared photos from two incidents that were unrelated to the claim.