Bintulu police arrested three men and a woman trying to steal a Toyota Hilux in front Times Square megamall today.
In the 1.40pm incident, the suspects, aged 37 to 50 years caught police attention after they acted suspiciously while driving a Honda CRV around a parking lot in front of the mall.
After nearly 30 minutes of spying on them, a team of Bintulu police then approached the suspect and tried to stop them, according to a statement by Bintulu police.
The suspects become panic, trying to flee, forcing the police to fire several warning shots. Then fired shots at the SUV front tires to halt the fleeing vehicle.
A scuffle ensued but police eventually managed to subdue the aggressive thieves.
Police confiscated several tools believed to have been used in vehicle theft – including several fake Malaysian road taxes.