Snatch theft suspect who fled in car identified

Snatch theft suspect who fled in car identified

KAJANG - Police believe they have identified the suspect who drove off in a snatch theft victim's car after his accomplice was killed in Taman Cheras Perdana here on Sunday.

Kajang police chief Assistant Commissioner Abdul Rashid Abdul Wahab said it was a matter of time before the suspect was picked up.

"He is badly injured and needs medical attention. I hope doctors who come across a man with injuries on his arm will alert the police."

He added that police had strong leads on the suspect, who is believed to be linked with several snatch theft and robbery cases in the area.

It was reported that a 32-year-old cashier lost her handbag to two motorcyclists after she parked her car in Taman Cheras Perdana about 6.30am.

She chased the suspects in her car until they lost control of the motorcycle, resulting in the death of the rider, identified as Chen Siong He, 30. He died due to head, neck and chest injuries.

However, his accomplice, who was riding pillion, managed to speed off in the victim's car in the confusion following the crash.

Chen's brother claimed the body from the Kajang Hospital mortuary yesterday after family members had initially refused to do so.

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