Suspect nabbed in PJ-Cyberjaya high-speed chase wanted for armed robbery, say cops

PETALING JAYA: A man and his female passenger have been arrested after leading police on a 50km high-speed car chase from here to Cyberjaya.

Petaling Jaya OCPD Asst Comm Mohamad Fakhrudin Abdul Hamid said the suspects’ car was first spotted along Jalan Utara in Petaling Jaya and a police patrol car attempted to stop it at around 1.40am.

However, the car sped off and entered the Federal Highway towards Shah Alam.

"Near Jalan PJS 6/1 in Sungei Way, a motorcycle patrol unit tried to stop the vehicle but it rammed into the policeman, causing him to suffer injuries," he said in a statement.

Police who were chasing the suspect called for back up and a pursuit ensued via the Damansara Puchong Expressway and New Pantai Expressway.

"A total of 28 patrol cars were deployed after personnel from the Serdang, Subang Jaya and Sepang police districts responded to the call for backup.

"The pursuit ended near the Taman Tasik Cyberjaya when the suspects’ vehicle was surrounded by police patrol cars," said ACP Mohamad Fakhrudin.

He said police recovered a knife, a pair of scissors, gloves, a helmet, one identity card and four debit cards from the vehicle.

"The man had 11 cases on his record for crime and drug offences. He is also wanted in connection with an armed gang robbery.

"Both suspects have been remanded for four days," he said, adding that police have opened investigations under Section 42 of the Road Transport Act for reckless driving and disturbing other motorists.

Those with information on the case should contact the Petaling Jaya police operations room at 03-7966 2222 or go to the nearest police station.

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