JOHOR BARU - An unemployed man who drove off in a police patrol car was turned in by his family at the Seri Alam district police headquarters in Pasir Gudang.
The 22-year-old suspect from Batu Tujuh, Kampung Sayang, Tanjung Sedili in Kota Tinggi, came to the station with his family members at around 2pm yesterday.
Seri Alam OCPD Supt Abdul Samad Salleh said the suspect had been detained to assist in the investigation into the case as well as for attempted robbery.
The incident took place between 8pm and 10pm on Saturday when the patrol car unit had gone to Bandar Seri Alam.
It was learnt that the policemen had bundled the suspect into the vehicle and left the engine running.
The suspect allegedly drove off in the police vehicle when the policeman got down to record a statement from a robbery victim.
The suspect had earlier been picked up by two policemen patrolling at an industrial area in Jalan Bukit 8, Bandar Seri Alam, at around 9pm on suspecion of robbing a Pakistani man.
Supt Abdul Samad said the suspect, who was handcuffed, drove off while the two officers were taking down the details of the robbery victim.
The vehicle was found in Kangkar Tebrau at around 9am yesterday.