Car thief nabbed after crashing stolen vehicle

MIRI: An Indonesian man’s attempt to steal a sport utility vehicle (SUV) failed when he collided with another vehicle parked in front of the stolen car.

Miri police chief ACP Hakemal Hawari said the incident happened at noon on Friday (Sept 10) at Simpang Beluru when the SUV driver stopped by the roadside to buy some drinks.

“As soon as the victim got out of the car, the suspect sneaked in and tried to drive the car away but failed after colliding with a car parked in front.

“The 33-year-old suspect was detained by the public before being handed over to the police,” he said.