Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Stolen Porsche Panamera recovered

Car thefts are pretty common in Malaysia, especially in the bigger cities especially in Kuala Lumpur. This is embarrassing but sadly it is true.

How many of us know someone who has been a victim of a car theft? I know someone who lost his Pajero from inside his home compound behind a high locked gate. Car was parked in front of the house at the car-porch. One morning, he found his car missing and it was just a few-month old vehicle. Another lost his Honda at a parking area near the LRT. I have no doubt you have your own car theft story.

The car in the picture is a Porsche Panamera, Porche's first luxury saloon car and is marketed as a higher performing alternative to other executive saloon cars.. It is a four-door saloon which was unveiled at the Shanghai Automobile Show in China in 2009.

This RM900,000 Porsche Panamera that was driven out of a showroom in Jalan Bukit Bintang on Oct 11 has been recovered.

Luxury recovery: Police forensics team and officers dusting the Porsche for fingerprints at city police headquarters.

Police believe there was a link to another theft of a luxury car in Cheras. In that incident, an Audi R8, worth around RM560,000, was stolen from a showroom there on Sept 6, using the same modus operandi.

The 31-year-old man who stole the car said he was paid RM30,000. He is still in remand.

Image source: The Star


  1. Anonymous4:23 PM

    My nephew had his Mercedes Benz stolen - he was stopped on the road and they drove off in his vehicle, handphone everything in the car. Later they found it in Johore - no longer in very good shape, stripped in parts...

  2. That is why my brother is very careful where he parks his.

    Talk about being relocated, a girlfriend's car was found in Kota Bharu the day after it was stolen in KL. That's how fast they move. This girlfriend is very lucky. She lost the same car twice and both times, it was recovered.

  3. Just recently about 5 brand Honda cars were stolen from the showroom near our place. Understand they are after only selected choice.

  4. Oh dear, five at one go?! Were they ever recovered?

    Yes, I read that there are certain brands of vehicles that are high on the list and that there is a ready market for them.

  5. my friend car also hilang but now gone with the wind

  6. Not sure woh still under police case. Heard the news from Mango as she reads Chinese newspaper. Also not only new and expensive cars attract the thieves even some old cars where they need them for spare parts once they are no longer in production. Heard Proton Wira is in the list.

  7. Small Kucing, there you go.. someone who knows someone who has lost a vehicle.

    Insurance companies must be seeing an increase in payouts these days.

  8. Bananaz, true that some popular locally-produced cars are targets for their parts.