Saturday October 13, 2012
Porsche thief held but car still missing
KUALA LUMPUR: The smartly dressed man who drove away a brand new Porsche Panamera worth RM900,000 has been arrested but the sleek car is nowhere to be found.
Police are investigating the possibility that the 31-year-old man might have already handed the car over to a third party.
The man was picked up in a raid on a house at Kampung Pendamar in Klang at around 3am.
Police have obtained a four-day remand order against the suspect.
It was reported that a man had walked into a Porsche showroom at Jalan Bukit Bintang on Thursday morning and coolly driven off with the brand new RM900,000 car.
The man, dressed in a white long-sleeve shirt and dark coloured pants, entered the showroom at 9am under the pretext of looking for someone and walked into the office.
He then took an envelope containing the key to the gold Porsche Panamera before starting the engine and driving off in less than five minutes.
The showroom personnel only realised that a car was been being stolen when a security guard raised the alarm after noticing it being driven off without number plates.
The showroom reported the theft an hour later.
The Porsche Panamera is a four-door saloon, which was unveiled during the Shanghai Automobile Show on April 2009. It is the Porsche's first luxury saloon.