KOTA KINABALU: Police here are seeking help from the public to locate a suspect who fled a police checkpoint at Taman Teluk Likas at about 11.30am on Wednesday (July 28).
Kota Kinabalu City police chief Asst Comm Mohd Zaidi Abdullah said the suspect was driving a white Alza when the incident occurred outside the housing area which is under an enhanced movement control order.
"We were not able to establish the licence plate number of the vehicle," he said in a statement on Friday (July 30).
He said the driver of the Alza had stopped at the police checkpoint but reversed and hit a purple car behind his vehicle.
"The suspect then drove through the barbed wire barrier," he said, adding that policemen and the driver of the car that was hit were injured.
Mohd Zaidi said a police team under Asst Supt Norul Azlan Mohd Nawi are trying to locate the driver and the vehicle and added that CCTV footage of the incident has also been shared on social media.
"They are also continuing to check with workshops and have alerted all police roadblocks," he said.
He said they were investigating the case under Section 307 of the Penal Code for acting in a manner that could cause death and also under the Police Act for refusing to stop at the roadblock.
As for the accident with the other car, ACP Zaidi said that they were investigating the case as reckless driving under Section 42(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987.
Anyone with any information on the suspect's whereabouts can contact investigating officer Insp Zulfairie Ismail at 013 22618487 or 088-529222.