KEPALA BATAS: A new Honda Civic 1.8S police patrol car was stolen from the North Seberang Prai police headquarters and the suspects took it for a 300km joyride to Shah Alam.
The police car was stolen by two suspects who disguised themselves as police officers at about 10pm on Saturday.
It is believed that the suspects went to the North Seberang Prai police headquarters on the pretext of checking the car’s computerised system before making off with the vehicle.
Following the recovery of the car in Shah Alam a few hours later, police arrested a 32-year-old man and a woman in her 20s, believed to be his girlfriend.
Investigations then led the police to detain the younger brother of the male suspect at Tasek Gelugor early yesterday morning.
It is learnt that the suspect picked up his girlfriend and had attempted to rob a grocery store before driving to Shah Alam.
North Seberang Prai OCPD Asst Comm Noorzainy Mohd Noor confirmed the arrest.
The case is being investigated under Section 379A and section 170 of the Penal Code for theft and for impersonating a civil servant, respectively.
Last month the state police force received 26 new Honda Civic 1.8S patrol cars.
Five cars each were handed to the island’s Northeast, Central Seberang Prai, South Seberang Prai and North Seberang Prai District police headquarters.
Four cars were handed to the Southwest District police headquarters on the island while two cars went to the Crime Prevention and Community Safety Department.
The market price for a Honda Civic 1.8S is around RM109,000 without insurance.