The criminals in Malaysia seem to be getting younger and younger these days. Sin Chew reported that on Sunday, two criminals aged 22 and 16 were caught driving a stolen car in Kedah.
Apparently, the police had followed the 22-year-old man, who was on the wanted list for cheating and possession of stolen car cases, all the way from Sungai Petani to Sik.
The police formed a task force comprising two cars from Kuala Muda Criminal Investigation Department and tailed the Proton Iriz to corner him at a petrol station in Kampung Merbau Kudung, Batu 5 in Sik at around 2.21pm. But the wanted man was not alone. He had an accomplice in the car, a 16-year-old Form Four student from Langkawi who does not have any criminal record. Wow, they start young tho!
According to NST, when the police identified themselves and ordered the man to stop, he panicked and tried to flee. He reversed his car and crashed into one of the police officer’s Proton Waja. In order to stop his escape, the police shot three times at the stolen car’s wheels.
The car screeched to a stop and the police managed to successfully nab the two suspects.
The police said, “Upon inspection, the team found a parang, a knife and three straws of substances, believed to be heroin, inside the car.”
The police will be investigating the case under Section 379 of the Penal Code for car theft, Section 12(2) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 for heroin possession, Section 186 of the Penal Code and Section 6 of the Corrosive and Explosive Substances and Offensives Weapon Act 1958 for the possession of parang and knife. That’s a very long list of offences!
Stay in school, kids. You still have a bright future ahead of you!