KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 19 — The policeman who had stolen two of his colleagues' cars from the Bukit Aman carpark will be charged in court today, Kuala Lumpur police chief Datuk Amar Singh Ishar Singh said today.
Amar announced that the KL police had solved the case yesterday with the recovery of one of the stolen cars.
"The main culprit is a policeman and we will be charging him in court," he told reporters here.
The policeman, who is the main suspect of this theft case, is in his thirties and was on duty at the Camp Commandant branch at Bukit Aman and is expected to be suspended from his duties after being charged, Amar confirmed.
Amar said the policeman will be charged under Section 379A of the Penal Code, which stipulates the punishment for theft of a motor vehicle to be a jail term ranging from a minimum one year to a maximum seven years and a fine.
He said this case shows that the Kuala Lumpur police "mean business".
"So the message is we will investigate all cases, whether it's a policeman involved, whether it's a Datuk Seri involved, we will investigate all cases," he added.
According to Amar, the policeman was one of the five Malay male suspects aged 29 to 42 that were arrested by police over the theft.
The four others are still being held on remand pending further instructions from the Attorney-General's Chambers and will act as witnesses in the theft case, he said.
According to Amar, the policeman had asked the other suspects who were working as car mechanics in Gombak to take the two cars out from Bukit Aman.
Both cars were sold to third parties; One of the cars, a Volkswagen, was recovered in Selangor on October 17, while the other, a Proton Saga, has yet to be found, he said.
When asked if the policeman was involved in any crime syndicates, Amar said: "As far as we know, there are only two cars he is involved in."
On October 6, two senior police officers their cars missing from the Bukit Aman car park and had filed police reports.