Car Theft Syndicate Busted

JOHOR BAHRU 21 November 2014. (BH JBH147D / METRO JA832D) Ketua Polis Johor, Datuk Mohd Mohktar Mohd Sharif (kanan) menunjukan rampasan kereta mewah pelbagai jenis, dalam operasi di Daerah Johor Bahru, dan berjaya menangkap suspek dalam kes pecah rumah dan curi kereta mewah, ketika mengadakan sidang media di Ibu Pejabat Polis Kontinjen (IPK) Johor Bahru. NSTP/Mohd Azren Jamaludin

City police chief Comm Datuk Allaudeen Abdul Majid said a team from Sentul Criminal Investigation Department’s D4 division raided a workshop in Klang on Sept 18 and arrested the four men, including three Myanmar nationals.

“During the raid, police seized four car chassis and 15 engine blocks worth at least RM83,000,” he told reporters yesterday.

Comm Allaudeen said checks revealed the stolen cars were cannibalised for parts.

“Further investigations revealed the engines were sold for between RM5,000 and RM7,000 each.

“None of the foreigners or the workshop operator arrested has criminal record,” he said, adding that the syndicate was linked to at least 15 vehicle thefts.

Five of the cases were reported in Sentul, followed by Cheras (three), Wangsa Maju (two) and one in Brickfields. Another four cases were reported in Serdang, Selangor.

Police believe that the syndicate was led by a 42-year-old local man, who has a record in vehicle theft.

Police are looking for one Liew Chin Kang, whose last known address is 12, Jalan 4/2A, Taman Wilayah Selayang, Batu Caves.

“We believe this person can shed more light,” said Comm Allaudeen. adding the four suspects had been handed over to the Serdang police for further investigations.

Comm Allaudeen urged those with information on the man‘s whereabouts to contact the Sentul police headquarters operations room at 03-4048 2222.