PETALING JAYA: They stole motorcycles and rode them to remote locations before cannibalising them. The remains were then consigned to a watery grave at Tasik Biru in Kundang, Rawang.
Yesterday, district police chief Assistant Commissioner Arjunaidi Mohamed confirmed that the police had recovered the bare frames of 57 motorcycles from the bottom of the lake.
"However, heavy rain forced the search to be put on hold. The search will continue today as we believe there are more motorcycle frames in the lake."
The breakthrough came on Saturday when the police arrested two men in their 20s after they were spotted behaving suspiciously here.
On Monday, another man was nabbed to facilitate investigations.
After being questioned, the three men confessed to various motorcycle thefts in Selangor and later told the police where they had dumped the frames of the stolen motorcycles.
It is understood that the trio had been operating for the past three months.
"We believe that they took less than five minutes to steal a motorcycle before heading for a remote location. They would then strip whatever spare parts that they needed before dumping the motorcycle into the lake," a police source said.
Arjunaidi said police would be contacting other districts in the state to ascertain if the gang was wanted in connection with motorcycle theft cases. He added the police were also looking for other accomplices and the buyers of the stolen spare parts.
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