BAGAN SERAI: Two policemen were unhurt when the patrol car they were travelling in skidded after it was hit by a car which was being pursued at the Simpang Tiga, Parit Buntar traffic light junction early Sunday (Feb 25) morning.
Kerian district police chief Supt Omar Bakhtiar Yaacob said in the 4.15am incident, the two received a tip-off that some people in a Proton Wira were stealing Telekom Malaysia (TM) cables at Jalan Siakap here.
He said the duo headed for the location but on reaching the site, the patrol car was almost hit by the suspects' car which was fleeing towards Bagan Serai City Centre.
"As they approached the Simpang Tiga traffic lights, the suspects' car rammed into the patrol car causing it to veer to the left and crash into the road barrier," he told the media at the Kerian District Police Headquarters.
Omar Bakhtiar said the patrol car was badly damaged as a result of the crash.
"The suspects' Proton Wira is dark green, but the registration number could not be seen. The car was heading towards Jalan Taiping, Parit Buntar,” he added.
He said the incident was the second cable theft to occur at Jalan Siakap, here and TM has been notified.
He urged anyone with information on the incident to report to the Kerian IPD to facilitate investigations. - Bernama