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Tuesday July 17, 2007

Porsche thief forgets to ‘fill her up’


BUKIT MERTAJAM: Flashing a cheque book, a smartly-dressed man coolly asked for the keys to a sports car at a showroom here yesterday. 

He got into the RM963,000 Porsche 911 Targa 4, started the engine, and to the horror of the salespersons there, crashed the car through the showroom's glass pane and drove off at top speed. 

But he had not factored in one thing – fuel. The car ran out of petrol just 2km away and police found the car within 30 minutes at Hujung Perusahaan Dua in Prai.  

Dead end: Police officers looking at the Porsche that was found abandoned at Hujung Perusahaan Dua in Prai yesterday.
A salesgirl, who declined to be named, said the man, who wore a suit, came into the showroom at about 1.50pm, holding a cheque book as he viewed the car.  

“He then asked for the keys to start the engine. Before I knew it, he drove the car through the glass pane and sped off,” she said.  

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