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IPOH: Police arrested three men, including two police volunteer reserve (PVR) men from Selangor, after they abducted a businessman in Tanjung Malim, near here, on Wednesday.
State Criminal Investigation Department chief Datuk Mohd Dzuraidi Ibrahim said the 53-year-old businessman was on his way to Ipoh from Tanjung Malim when a silver Proton Waja with a police logo stopped the victim's Honda CRZ near the district council office at about 11.30am.
He said two men, each wearing a police vest, then stepped out from the car and asked the victim's identification card, purportedly for inspection.
"Suspecting something amiss, the businessman refused to cooperate. Both suspects then pulled the victim out of his car, handcuffed and bundled him into the Proton Waja and sped off towards Slim River," he said.
The suspects, however, panicked when they reached Km120 of the Ipoh-Kuala Lumpur trunk road, near Behrang, when they saw a police roadblock ahead.
Dzuraidi said the suspects abandoned the car and fled on foot into a nearby jungle.
"Policemen at the roadblock, assisted by a patrol team, gave chase and nabbed the three suspects after a short chase,” he said, adding that the victim was found safe in the car.
Initial investigations showed that both the PVR personnel, aged 21 and 25, served in Shah Alam while the third suspect, aged 25, was a taxi driver.
Dzuraidi said the Proton Waja, driven by the suspects, was reported stolen in Seremban on July 20.
He said the suspects were remanded until this Sunday to assist investigation.
"This success was due to the frequent police roadblocks in conjunction with the festival season,” he said, adding that all police stations in the state have been instructed to conduct roadblocks twice a day.