Suspect leads police on 45-min car chase

Police inspecting the suspect's car after a 45-minute car chase ended at Lorong 4, Jalan Sentosa in Salim.

SIBU: A 33-year-old man was arrested after leading the police on a 45-minute car chase here on Friday (June 25).

The action was recorded by members of the public who later viralled the video on social media.

Sibu police chief ACP Stanley Jonathan Ringgit, who confirmed the case, said the chase involved a police patrol unit and a man with past criminal records.

“The patrol unit first spotted a suspicious car driven by the suspect at Jalan Ling Kai Cheng around 11.25pm.

“When the policemen tried to stop the vehicle, it sped off towards Kampung Bahagia Jaya Teku. This prompted the police to call for backup to stop the suspect.

“Efforts to stop the suspect started from Jalan Ling Kai Cheng, Kampung Bahagia Jaya Teku, Jalan Pahlawan. The police finally arrested the suspect at Lorong 4, Jalan Sentosa in Salim after a 45-minute car chase,” he said.

Stanley added that the suspect acted aggressively towards the police when he was detained. However, the police managed to handcuff him.  

The suspect was taken to the Sungai Merah police station for further investigation.

“Apart from that, the suspect was also issued a RM4,000 compound for violating the standard operating procedure (SOP) of the movement control order (MCO).

“The suspect tested negative for Covid-19 after a swab test was performed on him,” said Stanley.

He revealed that the suspect had 39 past criminal records involving theft and drug offences.