KUALA LUMPUR: A convicted car thief has been hauled up by police after several motorcycle engines and a car engine, believed to be from stolen vehicles, were found in a workshop.
Brickfields OCPD Asst Comm Zairulnizam Mohd Zainuddin @Hilmi said police were initially alerted after a Proton Iswara went missing along Jalan Klang Lama earlier this year.
"We received a report in March from a 27-year-old marketing officer claiming that he had parked the car near a bank there in August last year and when he went to collect the vehicle in March this year, it was no longer in the area," he said in a statement on Thursday (Sept 17).
He said based on information received, police checked a workshop at Jalan Klang Lama around 12.30pm on Tuesday (Sept 15).
"We arrested a man and found three motorcycle engines that had their engine numbers tampered with.
"We also found an engine believed to be linked to the car which was reported stolen in March," he said, adding that the engines have been seized for further investigations.
He said investigations revealed the suspect had three crime records and had only been released from prison for vehicle theft a few days earlier.
"The suspect has been remanded for three days to help with further investigations.
"The police will continue our focus in ensuring public order is maintained," he said, urging anyone with information on the case to contact the Dang Wangi police hotline at 03-2297 9222.
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