|Friday, 12 October 2012 14:35|
KUALA LUMPUR: Police have detained a man believed to be involved in driving off a Porsche Panamera from a showroom at 207, Jalan Bukit Bintang here yesterday.
Dang Wangi police chief ACP Zainuddin Ahmad said the man, aged 31, was caught at a house in Kampung Pendamar, Pandamaran, Klang, at about 3am today.
He said, however, the luxury car priced at more than RM900,000 was not with the suspect when he was detained.
"We believe the car has been handed to a third party," he said in an SMS here today.
Zainuddin said the suspect (pic) was now under remand to assist in the investigation and police was investigating the possibility of the theft being carried out by a syndicate.
In the 9am incident yesterday, a well-dressed man entered the showroom and pretended to ask for an employee in the company before going to the first floor to search for an envelope containing the car key.
The man then triggered the key to locate the car and went on to drive off the car which was still unregistered, towards Bukit Bintang.
Meanwhile, police are looking for Mohd Azri Mohd Kassim, 31, whose last known address was 1801-C1, Blok C, Armanee Condominium, Damansara Perdana near here to assist in the investigations.
The suspect arrested today had past criminal reccords including three on car thefts, two robberies and several cases relating to drugs.
Police urged anyone with information to contact the Dang Wangi police headquarters at 03-26977099 or the Kuala Lumpur police hotline 03-2146 0522.