Vehicle Theft Syndicate Smashed!
KUALA TERENGGANU: Terengganu police have arrested three men and a teenager, thus crippling a 4WD vehicle theft syndicate.
State CID Chief ACP Wan Abd Aziz Wan Hamzah said that the four suspects, aged 17 to 35, were arrested at 2.40pm last Tuesday in Kampung Kolam Telaga Papan, Setiu, as they were towing away a Ford Ranger.
The police also recovered the vehicle keys, a spanner, a modified Allen key and a screwdriver.
The Ford Ranger company car, belonging to a plantation supervisor, was stolen from Kampung Jeram, Manir, at 6.50am.
The supervisor immediately lodged a report at the Gong Badak police station. Eight hours later, a patrol car spotted the thieves towing away the vehicle in Setiu.
Wan Abd Aziz stated the Ford Ranger was the second 4WD vehicle stolen in two days.
He added three of the suspects were from Terengganu and one was from Kelantan.
The public need to be on extra alert in ensuring the safety of their vehicles and must immediately lodge a report if their vehicles are stolen. In this case, the vehicle was successfully recovered due to the supervisor's prompt action in reporting the theft to the police.
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