BALIK PULAU (Bernama) – Police have arrested two Indonesian men and a woman who foiled an attempt to abduct an elderly woman and rob her in Jalan Besar.
Penang CID deputy chief ACP P R Gunarajan said the incident took place last Thursday.
He said the suspects, aged between 44 and 50, had dragged the woman into a Proton Waja car in Jalan Baru at about 11.30am.
“Soon after the police received a report, a crime-prevention team was deployed to search for the vehicle,” he said when contacted.
About 30 minutes later, the car was seen heading to Simpang Empat Genting and refused to stop when ordered to but tried to knock down policemen pursuing on motorcycles who drew alongside, he said.
“However, the driver of the car lost control of the vehicle and ran it onto the road shoulder,” he said.
Gunarajan said the 77-year-old woman who was abducted was on the rear seat between a man and a woman and was unhurt.
He said police arrested the suspects and recovered a handbag containing RM9,200, a chain and locket, a bracelet and three rings, all belonging to the elderly woman.
Upon questioning, the suspects revealed that they had intended to take the woman to the bank to withdraw money before leaving her by the roadside, he said.