Missing pick-up truck found abandoned in Bau

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Workers ready to tow the pick-up truck out of the ditch, and bring it Bau District police headquarters.

KUCHING: A yellow pick-up truck, which was found at Jalan Sepadah in Kampung Stenggang, Bau yesterday morning, matches the description of the one reported stolen recently.

According to Bau District police chief DSP Poge Nyaon, police patrollers came across the vehicle at 8.50am, and it appeared to have been abandoned by the roadside.

“Checks were conducted and it was discovered that the vehicle was one reported to be missing recently,” said Poge in a statement, adding that the police report on the theft was lodged at Gita police station.

The pick-up truck is now at Bau District police headquarters, pending further action.

Poge said the case would be investigated under Section 379A of the Penal Code for theft of a motor vehicle.