Suspect and cop hurt in fight following high-speed chase

BALIK PULAU: Police have detained a suspect who allegedly stole a pickup truck before leading them on a high-speed chase that culminated in a scuffle in Bayan Lepas on Wednesday (June 23).

Balik Pulau OCPD Supt Kamarul Rizal Jenal said the incident occurred after the owner of the vehicle witnessed the suspect stealing his vehicle at a shopping mall in Bayan Baru.

"The owner said the incident happened quickly and he could not do anything to prevent his vehicle from being stolen," he said.

Supt Kamarul said a police mobile patrol vehicle was alerted, ensuing in a 10km high-speed chase before the stolen vehicle crashed near a petrol station in Jalan Sungai Tiram in Bayan Lepas.

Supt Kamarul said the cornered suspect did not go quietly, putting up a fight that resulted in injuries to both himself and one of the policemen.

He added that the suspect and injured policeman were sent to Penang Hospital for treatment.

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