Malaysia theft suspect flees on police motorcycle

Agence France-Presse

Posted at Jun 01 2012 02:44 PM | Updated as of Jun 01 2012 10:45 PM

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - A suspected car thief was cornered by Malaysian police but managed to escape -- but riding off on one of their motorcycles, a report said Friday.

Police pulled over the man in the northern state of Penang on Wednesday as he drove a BMW that was suspected to have been stolen, the New Straits Times reported.

Police asked the man to step out of the car, but while they were inspecting the vehicle, he jumped on one of the police motorcycles.

Police gave chase but he managed to give them the slip.

Police officials could not immediately be reached for more details on the case.

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