Police recovers white BMW used in JB petrol station murder

A white BMW that had been used in the brutal murder of a 44-year-old man at a Shell petrol station in Taman Pelangi has been recovered by Malaysian police.

Johor police chief Comm Datuk Mohd Khalil Kader Mohd said the vehicle was left abandoned at an oil palm estate in Air Baloi, Pontian by the suspects after the Dec 17 incident.

In a press conference on Wednesday (Dec 27), he also said that the car was found without its registration plate.

The car, one of two murder weapons used in the incident, was spotted by members of the public at 3pm on Dec 26, reports The Straits Times.

"We are still looking for three more main suspects to aid in our investigations into the petrol station murder," said the police chief.

So far, 14 suspects have been arrested and detained in connection with the murder. The 14 suspects detained consist of four women and 10 men aged between 16 and 26 years old.

Half of the suspects were picked up in Singapore with the help of the Singapore Police Force and subsequently handed over to Malaysian police.

The murder drew widespread attention following a video circulating on social media where the 44-year-old victim Tan Ah Choy was stabbed and run over by a white BMW twice. 

Police confirmed that the victim died of a stab wound.

A drug debt has also been identified as the motive behind the murder.