Police are looking for a seasoned car thief in connection with the RM900,000 Porsche Panamera which was driven out of a showroom in Bukit Bintang on Oct 11.
City CID chief Senior Asst Comm Datuk Ku Chin Wah said Tuesday that investigations revealed that the 57-year-old man had been involved in numerous car theft syndicates since the early 1980's.
"We have identified the man as Lim Ah Hua and his last known address is 24, Jalan USJ3/1B, Taman Seafield, Subang Jaya," he told a press conference at the Brickfields police headquarters on Tuesday.
He said that anyone with information about Lim could contact the police hotline at 03-2115 9999 or visit the nearest police station
On Oct 11, a well dressed man walked into the showroom, entered the office, picked up the envelope with the key, got into the car and drove off.
Police have nabbed the man, who said he was paid RM30,000 to steal the car, and later recovered the car in Seri Kembangan with its key placed on top of the tyres.
SAC Ku said police believe the car was meant to be collected by the smuggling syndicate,
The 31-year-old man is still in remand.
The Porsche Panamera is a four-door saloon, which was unveiled at the Shanghai Automobile Show in China in 2009.
It is Porche's first luxury saloon car and is marketed as a higher performing alternative to other executive saloon cars.
Police believe these luxury cars are smuggled out of the country to buyers in Thailand, Indonesia and Dubai in the United Arab Emirates