Man crushed to death trying to steal car exhaust pipe

SHAH ALAM: A man found dead beside a car by the roadside at Taman Jaya Utama, Telok Panglima Garang, near here on Wednesday (Oct 19) is believed to have been crushed under the car after the jack lift collapsed when he was attempting to steal its exhaust pipe.

Kuala Langat OCPD Supt Ahmad Ridhwan Mohd Nor @ Saleh said that based on a preliminary investigation, it was found that the incident happened between 4am and 6am when the deceased, a 40-year-old local resident, and a friend were suspected to have used a jack to lift the car to steal the exhaust pipe.

"It is believed the jack lift collapsed causing the victim to be crushed under the car,” he said.

Supt Ahmad Ridhwan said acting on information, the police then arrested a 32-year-old local man in the Telok Panglima Garang area at 10.45am Wednesday to facilitate investigations under Section 379/511 of the Penal Code.

The suspect, who had a criminal record with seven previous theft and burglary offences, as well as several drug-related crimes, will be remanded Thursday (Oct 20). - Bernama

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