Penang cops nab five for vandalising car dealerships over debts

GEORGE TOWN: Police here have arrested five suspects who allegedly splashed paint and acid at used car dealerships here.

Among them is a 36-year-old man with a criminal record who admitted to the act, Penang police chief Datuk Khaw Kok Chin said here on Wednesday (May 24).

"They were arrested separately at different locations within the north-east district early this morning. They are jobless but we believe that they are (harassing) the used car dealers over debts to loan sharks.

"The 36-year-old suspect admitted to acting alone but we believe the other suspects are his accomplices," he told a press conference at state police contingent headquarters.

Khaw said the suspects have been remanded and police are still tracking down others who are believed to have abetted them.

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