Two car thieves caught dismantling vehicle in Rawang

KUALA LUMPUR: Police have arrested two men in connection with the alleged theft of a Proton Wira car here.

Ampang Jaya OCPD Asst Comm Mohamad Farouk Eshak said the incident occurred at around 9pm on Aug 11.

"The complainant had parked his car outside a flat at Jalan Pandan Indah 5/20 and when he went to get the car at around 8.30am the next day, the vehicle was not there.

"Following the incident, police arrested two men at an apartment at Bukit Sentosa, Rawang on Aug 14," he said in a statement on Monday (Aug 15).

He said the suspects were caught while they were trying to dismantle the car.

"Our checks revealed the car did not have a license plate and the chassis number had been tampered with.

"We also seized a set of keys which was believed to have been used to steal the vehicle," he said, adding that one of the suspects had a record for drug-related crime and was wanted by police.

He said both suspects have been remanded for four days to assist further investigations.

"Based on our investigations the suspects targetted old vehicles which were parked in quiet and isolated areas.

"The two suspects confessed to one vehicle theft case as they were desperate for money," he said.

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