Hunt on for carjacking gang

Kuala Lumpur City police chief Mohmad Salleh.

KUALA LUMPUR - Police are on the hunt for a group of robbers dubbed the Fender-bender Gang who are said to be responsible for 37 vehicle theft and robbery cases since early this year.

The gang would use stolen luxury cars to bump into other luxury cars, and then make use of the opportunity when the drivers come out of their vehicles to inspect the damage.

According to Kuala Lumpur police chief Senior Deputy Comm Datuk Mohmad Salleh, the gang would then rob the victims before escaping with the victims' vehicles.

"They are responsible for some 37 cases around Kuala Lumpur. Typically, the vehicles stolen cost more than RM100,000 (S$38,000) each," he said at the Sentul district police's Hari Raya do here yesterday.

SDC Mohmad said the police had identified seven men aged between 21 and 26 who were believed to be members of the gang.

"All seven have police records for other offences," said SDC Mohmad, adding that the police were also requesting the assistance of the public to track down the suspects.

Those with information can contact the Kuala Lumpur police headquarters' CID operation room at 016-6181 5556.