Kuala LUMPUR: Two Colombians have been picked up over a string of thefts here, including RM120,000 stolen from a father and son after they stopped to check on their punctured car tyre.
Police were alerted following a theft of RM120,000 cash around 3pm on Nov 20, said Brickfields OCPD Asst Comm Anuar Omar.
“A man and his son had just made a withdrawal from a bank at Jalan Klang Lama and were driving when the car suffered a punctured tyre along the Federal Highway.
“They checked the vehicle and found that there was a metal rod stuck in one of the tyres and began changing it.
“When they were done and entered the vehicle they realised that the bag containing the cash had vanished, ” he said yesterday.
He said a police report was lodged on the matter and four days later a police team conducted an operation in Bangsar at around 4pm.
“They observed a silver Honda City driven by a foreigner with a passenger inside. The police team tailed the suspects and tried to stop the vehicle near Jalan Telawi 4.
“The suspects tried to flee the scene and acted aggressively but were subdued and arrested, ” he said, adding that the two suspects were a 55-year-old man and a 70-year-old woman from Colombia.
“Following questioning we believe both suspects were involved in three similar cases around Brickfields. They have been remanded to help with further investigations, ” he said, urging anyone with information to contact the Brickfields police hotline at +03-2297 9222.