The note read as “Sorry, PDRM, tersilap sapu (Sorry police, wrong target)” was placed on the dashboard of the Perdana V6 found abandoned in Prima Damansara.
Wrong target: The special investigation team inspecting the Perdana V6 found abandoned in Prima Damansara Saturday. (Inset) A note of apology from the thieves, which says 'Sorry, PDRM, tersilap sapu'. - The Star
On Thursday, Deputy Comm Datuk Khalid Abu Bakar's driver parked the Perdana V6 near a restaurant in Section 9, Shah Alam, to have his breakfast.
Half an hour later, he found the car missing and immediately lodged a report at the district police headquarters.
At that time, DCP Khalid was attending a meeting overseas. The car did not bear the police logo
Metzelder says: Meanwhile, the Selangor Police Chief’s official car reported stolen earlier was found after massive press coverage. But a deputy minister’s car was stolen in Kepong.
The police received a good and also a bad news. The good news was, the car thief left a note and returned the Selangor Police Chief’s car, while the bad news was, when the deputy’s car was reported stolen, it has once again damaged the police’s credibility.
If the Selangor Police Chief’s car was found by the police, it could help the police force to restore a little of self-confidence. The police cannot expect all car thieves to be so conscientious, after all.