Auxiliary cop suspended pending investigations over vehicle thefts

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PETALING JAYA: The management of the Sprint Highway has suspended an auxiliary policeman who was arrested for allegedly being involved in vehicle thefts.

"As of now, the auxiliary policeman has been suspended until police investigations are completed,” said Sprint Highway Corporate Communication head Shah Rizal Mohamed Fawzi.

"We have and will continue to give full cooperation to the police in completing their investigations over the case," he added in a statement on Tuesday (Oct 20).

He said they would not tolerate or protect any individual found guilty of breaking the law.

"The issue will not affect the operations of the Sprint Highway auxiliary police force especially with regards to services to highway users.

"The safety of our highways is of our utmost priority and our employees are constantly reminded to comply with the law and provide good service," he said.

The auxiliary policeman was among four arrested here for alleged vehicle theft and was allegedly hired to use a highway tow truck, and tow vehicles to a scrap yard.

Gombak OCPD Asst Comm Arifai Tarawe had said police were alerted after a woman lodged a report claiming her Proton Iswara car, which had broken down, had been towed off on Oct 15.

Police visited a traffic dispersal company in Petaling Jaya at around 11.30pm on Oct 15 to investigate the tow truck used and investigations revealed that an auxiliary policeman had driven the tow truck.

The suspect was arrested and the tow truck was also seized, with further investigations revealing that the other suspects paid the auxiliary policeman RM100 to tow the cars away.

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