KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 15, 2016:
Two women were among four arrested for car thefts in Sentul over the last six months.
Sentul district police chief R. Munusamy said the four suspects were arrested in a raid at a hotel in Manjalara on Monday.
He said in the raid at about 11am, the suspects were found gambling and checks revealed two keys for a Proton Waja and a Suzuki Swift that were believed to have been stolen.
“Checks found that the chassis number of these vehicles had been hacked and modified.
“Investigation found that both vehicles were reported lost in Kepong and Jinjang on Tuesday and last November,” he said at a news conference at the Sentul police station here today.
Munusamy said following the arrests another car, a Mitsubishi Grandis reported lost in Sentul last June, was found.
He said checks revealed that the four in the group had individual roles to play and were active in stealing vehicles mainly Proton Waja, Suzuki Swift, Mitsubishi Grandis and Toyota Avanza, as they were in high demand.
He added the leader of the “36” gang was also arrested.
Munusamy said both women, from Klang and Banting, were wanted for a murder case in Sri Petaling and drug related cases, while another man had three cases involving car thefts.
“With this arrests, we have managed to solve three car theft cases.”