SEPANG: Police believe they have solved 28 car-theft cases in four states with the arrest of three men known as the ‘Shahril Proton’ gang in recent raids in Puchong, Selangor, and Lendu, Melaka.
Sepang police chief ACP Abdul Aziz Ali said the trio, aged between 28 and 32, which had been active in stealing and breaking into cars since June were hunted after they carjacked a Proton Wira car at a shopping mall here on Nov 2.
He said The first two suspects, including ‘Shahril’ who was believed to be the gang leader, was nabbed in Puchong, while the other suspect was picked up in Lendu, Melaka.
With the arrests, police also retrieved six Proton cars, two others without the engines, three car frames, 10 car engines and a motorcycle.
“Also seized were eight units of device to dispose of vehicle engine numbers, 20 Touch’n Go cards, four mobile phones worth RM100,000,” he told a
press conference today.
He said the gang was also active in several other areas in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Melaka and Johor. – BERNAMA