KUALA LUMPUR: Two suspected robbers escaped police detention after they were left unattended in a room in Petaling Jaya district police headquarters on Friday.
Sources said the men were nabbed on Thursday to facilitate investigations into several robbery cases in the district.
After a remand order for the suspects was acquired, two policemen took the men from the headquarters’ lock-up for questioning at 2pm.
The policemen then brought the suspects, who were handcuffed, to a room in the headquarters’ Criminal Investigations Department office.
The suspects were left in the room when the policemen went out to prepare some documents.
However, when the officers returned several minutes later, the suspects had fled.
A manhunt was launched to trace the suspects.
Selangor Criminal Investigations Department chief Senior Assistant Commissioner Mohd Adnan Abdullah when contacted yesterday said the suspects were still at large.
However, he declined to comment further as the case was under the jurisdiction of Petaling Jaya police chief.