Hijacked PDRM Patrol Car: Woman Caught With The Suspect Has Been Cleared Of Involvement

Police said that the 21-year-old woman was merely a victim of circumstances.

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A woman who was arrested along with two siblings involved in the theft of a police patrol car has now been cleared of involvement

The 21-year-old woman was merely a victim of circumstances after she was abducted by one of the siblings who hijacked a Honda Civic 1.8S belonging to the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM).

According to Seberang Perai Utara district police chief ACP Noorzainy Mohd Noor, the woman is not connected to the case and is also not the suspect's girlfriend.

She was released on bail on Monday, 26 October

ACP Noorzainy told media yesterday, 28 October, that the woman has since been cleared.

"She is not the girlfriend of the elder sibling, who was arrested with her inside the car in Shah Alam, as widely speculated by netizens. In fact, she was taken away by the elder sibling from her workplace in Tasek Gelugor after he impersonated a police officer," he was quoted as saying by New Straits Times.

He stated that the suspect had also stolen two phones and money that belonged to the woman and had threatened to harm her if she did not follow him in the stolen PDRM patrol car.

ACP Noorzainy speaking to media over the stolen patrol car incident at Butterworth Magistrate's Court.

Image via Danial Saad/New Straits Times

Meanwhile, the suspect, who had abducted the woman, has nine previous records for crime and drug-related offences

According to ACP Noorzainy, the suspect suffers from mental problems.

He had acted the way he did because he wanted to meet his wife in Klang.

The suspect stole the PDRM patrol car after managing to get the best of police officers from the Seberang Perai Utara district police headquarters in Kepala Batas, Penang, at about 9.40pm Saturday, 24 October.

The vehicle was spotted in Section 9, Shah Alam, Selangor, at around 2am Sunday morning, 25 October.

Police were able to apprehend the suspect, aged 32, along with the woman, who was believed to be his girlfriend at the time. Both of them were inside the vehicle when they were caught.

According to the woman, she was on duty at a cellular phone shop about 9.45pm on Saturday night when the suspect had gone to her workplace and ordered her to follow him, claiming to be a policeman.

The suspect reportedly told the woman that she had several criminal cases against her.

Following which, he asked her to follow him in the car as the cases needed to be settled.

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