KUALA LUMPUR: Police are looking for three men in connection with a car repossession case here yesterday which was caught on camera and had gone viral on social media.
Sentul district police chief S Shanmugamoorthy Chinniah said police have obtained details of the men and are looking for them.
He said that in the incident at 3pm last Friday, the female complainant, aged 32, said she received a call from a man asking her to remove her car for blocking the path in front of the Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre (MITEC) on Jalan Dutamas.
The woman said that when she reached her car, she was informed by three men waiting there with a tow truck that she had defaulted on her car payments by 19 months.
She said the men then tried to tow her car away.
“The woman made an attempt to call the bank but was stopped by the men. A police team which arrived at the scene later told both parties to lodge a police report,” Shanmugamoorthy said.
He said the woman told police she had never received a repossession notice from the bank.
“We are investigating the case under Section 384 of the Penal Code for extortion,” he said.
In the video, policemen were seen talking to one of the men who insisted on repossessing the woman’s car.
The two other men were also heard claiming that the woman had outstanding instalment arrears.
The men appeared to be convincing while talking with the policemen.
It was learnt that no police report was lodged by them.