Police arrest gang of car thieves on the prowl since 2014


KUALA LUMPUR: A gang of car thieves who have been active since 2014, were busted by Sentul police.

The gang comprised four men, including its mastermind.

Sentul OCPD Asst Comm Beh Eng Lai said members of the Remy Sentosa gang were arrested between June 4 and 8.

“The operation under Ops Lejang was launched to combat the actions of this crime syndicate.

“The syndicate has been active within the Klang Valley, especially in the areas under the Sentul police jurisdiction.

“Four gang members and two women, whom we believe are the girlfriends of those arrested, were caught after a number of raids in Selangor and Perak.

Among those arrested was the gang leader who goes by the nickname “Remy Sentosa”.

“Following their arrests, we managed to locate eight stolen cars.

“The suspects would identify cars before sending in one of their members, who is a car mechanic, to lockpick the cars.

“They would then disable the alarms before starting the engines with a modified Allen key,” he said.

One of those arrested had 33 previous criminal records and was wanted for car theft and drug offences.

Thirteen cases had been solved following the arrests.

Investigations are underway to trace the remaining stolen cars linked to the group.

The suspects have been handed over to the Ampang police following the end of their remand on June 11.

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