Man detained after high-speed car chase in KL


KUALA LUMPUR: A 39-year-old man was detained following a high-speed chase from Ampang Jaya to the central part of the city.

Ampang Jaya OCPD Asst Comm Mohamad Farouk Eshak said the public alerted police to a man who was unconscious in a car near a car wash at Jalan Kolam Air Lama in Ampang Jaya at about 10.15am on Wednesday (Dec 2).

"Policemen checked and managed to wake up the suspect.

"When instructed to open the car door, the suspect sped off and the police gave chase," he said when contacted on Thursday (Dec 3).

The suspect even rammed his car against another vehicle near Ampang Point, before he continued on to Kampung Baru and entered the compound of a used car dealership, he added.

"The police managed to catch up with him and broke the car's window, but the suspect managed to drive away.

"However, a team of police managed to track down the suspect at Kampung Melayu Tambahan in Ampang and detained him," he said.

ACP Farouk said the suspect has 13 priors in his criminal record, including four drug-related offences.

"We are grateful for the cooperation showed by the public leading up to the arrest.

"We hope the public can continue to relay information on any crime to the police," he said.

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