PETALING JAYA: Police detained three couples and recovered RM260,000 stolen from a car in Cameron Highlands.
They also seized jewellery and mobile phones believed to be stolen.
Pahang police chief Ramli Mohamed Yoosuf said another couple managed to escape.
He said the suspects came from Sungai Petani, Kedah, in three vehicles, and stayed in Brinchang since last Thursday.
They posed as couples on holiday there.
Ramli said police received seven reports of luxury cars being targeted between Jan 6-8. Their windscreens were found smashed and valuables kept inside stolen.
“In the latest incident at 10.50pm last Saturday, a Toyota Vellfire multi-purpose vehicle was broken into and RM260,000 in cash was stolen.
“Soon afterwards, acting on information received, a team from the criminal investigation department arrested three men and three women at an apartment in Brinchang at 11.40pm,” he said, according to a Kosmo report.
The suspects were arrested at the car park while preparing to flee.
Ramli said police found the stolen RM260,000 hidden near the rubbish area of the block where they were staying, along with tools to break into vehicles.
Four plastic packets containing powder and crystal substances, suspected to be syabu, and a plastic packet of compressed dried leaves, believed to be cannabis, were also seized.
“We also confiscated jewellery, 10 mobile phones, a black duffel bag containing RM3,843 and a white Myvi,” he said.
Ramli said the suspects had been remanded for further investigations for theft and drug possession.
Police were also hunting for the couple who escaped arrest.