Kelantan royal's RM1.4 mil Porsche stolen from Puspakom

SHAH ALAM: A nationwide search is on for a Porsche Cayenne Turbo S worth RM1.42 million belonging to a member of the Kelantan royal family which was stolen on Monday.

The sports utility vehicle was sent to the Puspakom service centre in Jalan Pengetua U1/32 here for inspection as the vehicle had yet to be registered.

A Puspakom inspector and a driver were inspecting the car’s undercarriage at 2.30pm on Monday to verify the chassis number when they heard the engine roaring into life.

"In seconds, the car had sped off, driven by an as yet unidentified suspect.

“It is understood that a customer later told police that the suspect had been spotted loitering near the centre prior to the incident,” the source disclosed.
Authorities have yet to locate the vehicle although it is believed that it is still in the country as all border checkpoints have been alerted.

When the New Straits Times visited the Puspakom service centre at the Hicom Glenmarie Industrial Park yesterday, there was just one unarmed security guard on duty. Customers were allowed to walk in and out of the centre without any hassle.

There were no closed-circuit television cameras installed inside or outside the premises.

According to a Puspakom staff, the centre began operations at the end of September last year and was available only for private vehicle inspection and registration.

The centre is open from Mondays to Fridays between 8am and 5pm and on alternate Saturdays from 8am to 12.30pm.

The average daily vehicle turnover is about 130 vehicles, said an employee there, who added that on average, each inspection took about 30 minutes.

In light of the theft of the Porsche Cayenne, workers there said there were plans to install CCTVs on the premises.

Selangor police chief Datuk Khalid Abu Bakar declined to elaborate as investigations were continuing.


my tax $$$$ went there??

its the fastest way to convert it to cash in hand … why not ?

SHAH ALAM: A new Porsche Cayenne Turbo S has been ordered to replace the one stolen from a Puspakom centre on March 2.

The vehicle, for a member of the Kelantan royal family, will arrive in five months from Leipzig, Germany, a source said.

The source also disclosed that the thieves who stole the RM1.42 million vehicle were still finding it difficult to dispose of it because it is the first of its kind in the country and one of only six in the world.

There are two older versions of the Cayenne in the country but comparisons are easily made between the older and newer models.

“The fact that there are only five or six of these models worldwide makes it extremely difficult to dispose of the vehicle locally,” said the source.

The vehicle is available on the black market for between RM50,000 and RM70,000 but there are no interested buyers.

The vehicle is likely to be still in the country.

The thieves responsible for the incident are linked to the theft of an older version of the Porsche Cayenne in Jalan SS18/1B, Subang Jaya, on Tuesday.

The incident occurred about 4.30pm when a workshop supervisor was inspecting the interior of the purple sport utility vehicle.

A man walked into the workshop and dragged the man out and drove off.


why can’t we be a royal family?huhu

economic recession? What recession?