Thursday, 23 January 2014 | MYT 12:03 AM
Four men hijack lorry with hard disk drives worth RM4mil
PETALING JAYA: A lorry laden with hard disk drives worth RM4 million was hijacked by four men in SS8 here, not far from Western Digital plant on Tuesday night.
Petaling Jaya police chief ACP Arjunadi Mohamed said the lorry's path was blocked by three cars, Hyundai Sonata, Proton Waja and BMW, about 200 metres from the plant at 11.15 pm.
"Four men in their 20s them jumped out and smashed the lorry windscreen with parang. They then ordered the 44 year-old driver to get out of the vehicle," he said when contacted on Wednesday.
Three men then jumped into the 20 tonne lorry and drove off, presumably headed for another state, while the other man fled the scene with the BMW.
Arjunaidi said the Hyundai Sonata and Proton Waja left at the scene of the crime were reported missing in Kampung Subang.
The lorry driver who was not injured was however rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment because he had heart problems.
No arrests have been made. The case is investigated under Sections 395 and 397 of the Penal Code.
When contacted, Selangor CID chief SAC Mohd Adnan Abdullah confirmed that the hard disk drives stolen were worth RM4 million.
United States-based Western Digital Corporation is a world leader in computer hard disk drive (HDD) technology. - Bernama