SUNGAI BULOH: Police have arrested two more suspects over the theft of a police patrol car in Batu Caves recently.
The incident occurred at around 5.30am on Tuesday when the police responded to a report of a warehouse break-in.
They nabbed one suspect and are believed to have put him in the patrol car, but he somehow managed to drive away in it.
A district-wide alert was put out and the car was found abandoned along the Latar Expressway near the Guthrie Corridor Expressway turn-off about half an hour later.
Gombak OCPD Asst Comm Ali Ahmad said the police had picked up two men, believed to be friends of the 39-year-old suspect who is still at large.
It was reported that a manhunt was on for the suspect, who has a prior police record.
“We have remanded them together with the suspect’s 17-year-old nephew, who was arrested on the day of the incident,” he said after the handing-over ceremony for the Sungai Buloh OCPD at the district police headquarters here yesterday.
Supt S. Somu has been appointed as the new Sungai Buloh OCPD.
Meanwhile, two policemen were honoured for arresting a lorry driver and his attendant for attempting to bribe them.
The duo, L/Kpl Mahathir Ahmed Sajali and L/Kpl Kamaruzaman Ramli were on patrol in Petaling Jaya on April 18, when they stopped the lorry along Jalan Universiti for a faulty tail lamp.
“The lorry driver angrily told us ‘You kalau mau minta saya wang, saya takkan bagi, saya kalau mau buat repot pasal u minta wang, u punya kerja boleh kena buang” (If you want to ask for my money, I will not give, but if I were to lodge a report about it, you will lose your jobs).
“We then told the lorry driver and his attendant to follow us back to the police station for further investigation,” said L/Kpl Mahathir, adding that it was then that the attendant tried to hand over some money to let the matter pass.