Published: Sunday January 27, 2013 MYT 7:18:00 PM
Updated: Sunday January 27, 2013 MYT 7:19:30 PM
Man held after car chase, cops seize weapons from suspected stolen vehicle
By IVAN LOH
IPOH: Police have arrested a 26-year-old man and seized an array of weapons after a car chase from Sitiawan to Pantai Remis.
Perak police chief Deputy Comm Datuk Mohd Shukri Dahlan said police tried to stop three vehicles at a petrol kiosk in Sitiawan at about 2.15am on Saturday.
“A red Honda CRZ and a blue BMW sped away after police stopped a grey BMW car and arrested a suspect, and a car chase ensued.
“The chase ended at the junction of Kuari Tin in Sungai Batu, when the blue BMW skidded and crashed into a house,” he said, adding that the driver then fled on foot.
Upon searching the car, the police found a semi-automatic pistol, 10 9mm bullets, a computer bag containing a parang, a 34cm knife, two masks and an axe.
He said police later found the Honda CRZ abandoned by a third suspect at a housing estate near Jalan Gereja in Pantai Remis.
“The registration plates to all three cars were fake and they were reportedly stolen in the Klang Valley between November last year and January,” he said.
DCP Mohd Shukri said the 26-year-old man was from Cheras and had 12 previous convictions.
He said the man would be remanded until Feb 2 while police investigate the case under Section 8 of the Firearms Act 1971.
He added that police were looking for Chan Yung Ting, 22, who is believed to be from Pantai Remis, to facilitate investigations.