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Man crushed trying to steal car exhaust pipe

SHAH ALAM: A man found dead beside a car by the roadside at Taman Jaya Utama, Telok Panglima Garang, near here yesterday, was believed to have been crushed under the car after the jack collapsed when he was attempting to steal its exhaust pipe.

Kuala Langat police chief Superintendent Ahmad Ridhwan Mohd Nor @ Saleh said that based on a preliminary investigation, it was found that the incident happened between 4am and 6am when the deceased, a 40-year-old local resident, and a friend were suspected to have used a jack to lift the car to steal the exhaust pipe.

"It is believed the jack collapsed causing the victim to be crushed under the car," he said in a statement.

Ridhwan said, acting on information, police arrested a 32-year-old local man in the Telok Panglima Garang area at 10.45am yesterday to facilitate investigations under Section 379/511 of the Penal Code.

The suspect, who has a criminal record with seven entries, including for theft and burglary, as well as drug-related offences, will be remanded today. – Bernama

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