Three held over stolen Malaysian police vehicle

KEPALA BATAS (BERNAMA) – The Malaysian police have arrested three individuals believed to have been involved in stealing a patrol vehicle (MPV) from the Seberang Perai Utara District Police Headquarters (IPD) on Saturday night, after the vehicle was found in Shah Alam, Selangor early yesterday.

According to a source, two male siblings aged 28 and 32, fled with the MPV after claiming they were police personnel from the Information Technology Resource division and were there to check on the dash camera in the MPV.

“Everything happened so fast and within minutes the men were out of the IPD compound, without raising any suspicion,” he told BERNAMA yesterday.

He said the supervisor (a policeman with the rank of sergeant), only realised that the MPV vehicle was stolen half an hour later when the suspects did not return to the IPD and could not be contacted.

The vehicle was found several hours later in Shah Alam, Selangor and police arrested a male suspect as well as a woman in her 20s, believed to be his girlfriend, who were in the car.

Following the arrest, another man, the younger brother of the first suspect was detained in Tasek Gelugor early yesterday morning.

“Investigations found that the suspect had initially picked up his girlfriend in Tasek Gelugor, and it is believed the couple had attempted to rob a grocery store before driving to Shah Alam,” he said adding the suspect stole the car to impress his girlfriend.