Car Thief Shot and On the Run

9 January 2010
Shah Alam

A luxury car theft syndicate member is on the run after he was shot in his right shoulder by police from the Seri Kembangan police district headquarters yesterday night.

At 8:30pm, a police patrol team spotted a suspicious-looking Toyota Camry vehicle parked at a hotel. When they got closer, a man inside started the car and reversed it into a police officer who was standing at the back of the car. The officer suffered multiple injuries.

The man then drove forward while trying to run over other policemen. One of the officers fired a gun shot into the car’s windscreen. It is believed that the shot hit the man on his right shoulder.

Later at 9:45pm, the car was parked at the roadside along Jalan Bandar Bukit Mahkota, Bangi. It had a bullet hole and blood stains on the driver’s seat, and was later found to be stolen from an apartment in Bandar Baru Puchong.

Police said that they have the identity of three syndicate members who have been active since last year. They have been robbing cars while they are being driven or when parked in houses.

Anyone with information on the suspects or who have treated a bullet wound injury are advised to contact the Subang Jaya police district headquarters CID chief DSP Wan Rukman Wan Hassan at 0389484822 or the nearest police station.

The Star Online – Manhunt is on for injured thief
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