SUBANG JAYA Police crippled a luxury car theft syndicate with the arrest of two men, one of them believed to be the leader, last week. Subang Jaya OCPD ACP Zainal Rashid Abu Bakar said police also recovered stolen vehicles worth RM2 million.
He said that in an operation on Nov 12, police arrested a man in his 20s in Pandamaran, Klang at 6.30pm.
"Investigations showed that he was involved in the theft of a luxury car in Taman Tun Dr Ismail in October.
"The arrest led to the discovery of a BMW and an Audi A4 reported missing in Subang Jaya in July," he told reporters here today.
Zainal Rashid said three days earlier, police also arrested a man in his 20s for drug abuse. He said that with the arrest of the man, who is believed to be from the same syndicate, police believed they have managed to solve the mysteries behind the discovery of a Chevrolet and a Porsche in Brickfields in July and August respectively.
"All the luxury cars, with false registration numbers, are worth RM2 million," he said. He added that police believed that with the arrest of the two men, they have now solved 15 car theft cases in the Klang Valley, including two in Subang Jaya.
Police are still hunting for two other members of the syndicate, he said, adding that the group was active since 11 months ago. The members, armed with parang and knives, would break into house, rob the owner and fled with the victim's luxury car, he said. - Bernama