Crime & Courts

After changing flat tyre on Federal Highway, man finds RM120,000 missing from car

KUALA LUMPUR: A man discovered that RM120,000 in cash was stolen from his vehicle after he had finished changing a flat tyre at the Federal Highway on Friday (Nov 20).

Brickfields District Police chief Assistant Commissioner Anuar Omar said the victim and his son had withdrawn the money from a bank in Jalan Klang Lama and, when they were on the highway, the victim suspected that they were being tailed by a silver Honda City.

"The victim then found that the left rear tyre of his vehicle had been punctured by a piece of metal and stopped to change the tyre. He only realised that the cash and his documents were missing when he got back into his vehicle. The victim then lodged a report at the Pantai police station.

"Following that, an operation to track down the suspect's vehicle was conducted around Bangsar yesterday afternoon and the vehicle, with two foreigners inside, was soon located. Realising the presence of police, both suspects got out and acted aggressively in a bid to flee but were caught," he said in a statement.

Based on interrogations, the suspects, a 55-year-old man and a 70-year-old woman, both Colombians, were also involved in three other similar cases around Brickfields.

Anuar said police seized a mobile phone, documents and a Honda City bearing false registration number plates, adding that both suspects have been remanded for further investigation under Section 370 of the Penal Code and other immigration violations. - Bernama

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