Thursday, July 11, 2013

Hijacked patrol car found 12 hours later, weapon recovered

The police patrol car that was recovered 12 hours after it was hijacked by a suspected snatch thief

A police patrol car which was hijacked by a suspected snatch thief in Kamunting, North Perak earlier today, was found in Juru here about 12 hours later.

The patrol car was found abandoned in Taman Seri Mangga here about 9pm, together with the police-issued MP5 sub-machinegun and its four magazines.

The 32-year-old suspect, identified as Muhamad Hafiz Saidin from Pokok Tampang, Tasek Gelugor in Seberang Perai Utara had gone missing.

A passer-by who spotted the patrol car alerted the local volunteer patrol team who immediately contacted the police.

Policemen from the Seberang Perai Tengah district police headquarters and the forensic team rushed to the scene to cordon the area and scoured for evidence.

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Earlier in the 7.30am incident, villagers of Kampung Pak Dollah, Kamunting nabbed Muhamad Hafiz after committing a crime in the area.

It is learnt that two policemen in a patrol car went to the scene to pick up the suspect.

However, the suspect who was placed on the rear seat, somehow managed to overpower the patrol car driver before kicking him out of the vehicle.

The suspect then sped off in the car towards north.

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