Cop arrested over theft of cars of two policemen

Amar Singh Ishar SinghKUALA LUMPUR: Bukit Aman may not be the safest place to park one’s car, as two police officers have found out.

Worse, the cars they had parked before going outstation on official duty were allegedly stolen by a fellow policeman.

The Sun reported that the cars belonged to two officers, a deputy superintendent and an assistant superintendent, from the Traffic Investigations and Enforcement Department.

When they returned last week, their vehicles, a Volkswagen Vento and a Proton Saga, were missing from the car park of Bukit Aman’s Tower I building.

The Sun quoted Kuala Lumpur police chief Commissioner Amar Singh as saying that a policeman had been arrested over the theft.

“We are interrogating him to ascertain if he is involved with any car theft syndicates,” he was quoted as saying.

The arrested policeman, a lance corporal, is also attached to Bukit Aman.

The Sun quoted sources as saying that recordings from security cameras at the car park showed a policeman driving away both cars – on Sept 30 and Oct 1 at 3am and 10pm respectively.

In both cases, a white Perodua MyVi driven by an unidentified individual was seen trailing the stolen vehicles.

The report said the stolen vehicles had yet to be recovered and that police were also looking for the policeman’s accomplice.