KUALA LUMPUR: A man in a Perodua Myvi was pursued through downtown KL by members of the public after he was seen assaulting and robbing a disabled person at Jalan Changkat, here, on Friday.
In the 4.50pm incident, the 25-year-old suspect, who works for the Road Transport Department (RTD), was seen by several witnesses manhandling the disabled man and carrying out a snatch theft. He then jumped into his car in a bid to escape, Bernama reported.
But several witnesses on motorcycles gave chase, shouting at the man to surrender.
A hot pursuit followed, with the suspect tearing through several roads, including Jalan Pudu, and sideswiping or ramming into five cars stuck in traffic along the way.
However, the suspect was finally caught in a traffic jam at Jalan Brunei Utara and was forcibly removed from the car by his pursuers at 5.20pm.
No one was injured in the incident.
Several video clips of the chase were uploaded to social media and have since gone viral.
“The suspect was taken to the Dang Wangi district police headquarters for an investigation,” Kuala Lumpur Traffic Enforcement and Investigation Department chief Assistant Commissioner Zulkefly Yahya said in a statement today.