KUANTAN, July 7 (Bernama) -- A theft suspect managed to flee in a police multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) he was locked in before he was rearrested after driving the MPV against the direction of traffic for about 15 kilometres yesterday.
Prior to the incident, the suspect, together with his accomplice, were caught stealing cement bags from a housing construction site in Indera Mahkota.
Kuantan police deputy chief Supt Abdul Aziz Ahmad, four policemen, two on motorcycles and the other two in the MPV, rushed to the site upon receiving a report from the site supervisor.
"They arrived at the scene at 12.15pm and found the two suspects uploading cement bags into a lorry.
"Realising the presence of the policemen, the two suspects tried to escape, but one of them was quickly nabbed," he told Bernama here today.
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After arresting the suspect, one of the policemen locked him up in the MPV, but the suspect fled with the vehicle and drove against the direction of traffic towards Taman Tas.
He said the three other policemen also managed to arrest his accomplice.
"The policemen who gave chase found the MPV abandoned by the road side in Taman Tas 15 minutes later with a burst tyre," he said.
Following a search, the suspect was arrested near a scrap metal shop in Jalan Galing Kem, near here at 6.30pm.
"The two suspects were found to have previous criminal records related to theft and drugs," he added.
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