After reading that our Home Minister announced that the crime index rate had dropped by 15.3% while street crime dropped a whopping 38.7% from the article “Dear Minister, lower crime rate my foot!“, my first Ah Beng reaction was, “WHERE GOT! SO MANY PEOPLE GOT ROBBED!”.
Snatch thefts and robberies are rampant nowadays. I had lunch with a group of friends few weeks ago and out of the 6 ladies on the table, 5 of them were either victims of snatch theft or robbery.
One of the most common snatch thief/robbery methods is to break a car’s passenger’s seat window when the car is at at stationery position e.g. at a traffic light. It happens so fast until most people can react to it. Check out the Youtube video:
You should read the comments to see how many people were also victims of such crime!
Some residents around my area have been working hard trying to protect our residential area. This have bore fruits. If you recall, I blogged about a would-be-robber who got caught by the securities guard at my area.
These residents have also taken a step forward by creating a social networking portal for residents to mingle and providing updates. The latest news is about some youths attacking our guards.
The guard at post Jalan Sepakat 6 saw some guys running into Jalan Sepakat 4 and alerted the other guard who was patrolling at Jalan Sepakat 8. Together they went to investigate and saw 2 guys in Jln 4 one was shirtless and both were barefooted. The guards asked them what they were doing there and without any notice they started hitting the guards. The guards then talkie (wireless) for help.
I received an alert on my talkie (wireless) at 1.15am that there were some guys attacking my guards. They (our guards) had ran off leaving their motorbikes there as the guys started breaking the motorsbikes. I rushed to Jalan sepakat 4 where the incident took place. Upon see us those guys ran off towards the flats opposite the 7-eleven. I had called the Police while I was rushing to site.
We gave chase and managed to catch one of the guys and handcuffed him. On the other side my supervisor also caught one guy near the 7-eleven but his friends came with WEAPONS and started to attack my supervisor, so he ran for his life.
I talkie to my guards and supervisors to come back to site (Jln sepakat 4) we took the bikes up to guard post and while we were there the Police arrived and as I was explaining to the police, another group of 8 to 10 guys came rushing at us with weapons and started hitting one of my supervisor IN FRONT OF THE POLICEMEN. The policemen asked them to stop but they did not, and that is when the policeman took out his gun and told them to stop or else he will shoot. The guys were very defiant and also challenged the police to shoot. I had no choice but to step in and protect my supervisor. The policeman called for backup and before the backup arrived the guys had left the place, and gathered at the mamak stall down the road.
The above incident was witnessed by Dr. Paul and Mr. Sean Oon who were there throughout the happening and also saw live action of the actual footage of the incident. I really appreciated them being there when we need the residents support.
Then recently, I saw this writeup posted on Facebook.
This is my sad story, a one really unforgetable moment in my life. Finally its my turn to experience an unfortunate event.
Yesterday, between 10.00 to 10.30am at Elite highway, i have been hijacked.
I make my way home from work place around 9.30, reached Cyberjaya toll around 9.50. I then take an exit to Shah Alam. Just about 50 metres after i take my left lane from the exit, i noticed one Mercedes E Class 240 from right lane behind me, take a closer range to me. At first, i dont bother, but then it came really near and wind down window on passenger side, i saw one Malay guy, with PDRM cap and long sleeve shirt look alike police traffic, ask me to pull aside. At that time, i was thinking, whether to run or not. If i run, im not sure if im fast enough to outrun them, or if they are real police, i would get shot, and if they are not real police, if they have gun, sure they can outrun me and put a bullet inside my head, so i make a stop.
The Malay guy on passenger side came down and approached me, i was still inside car at that moment. That guy ask me to came out. Thinking it was high profile police driving Merc, so i go out while shutting down the engine. That guy circulate my car and mention that this car was suspected as stolen car. I straight away deny it, and that guy ask me to follow him to police station, so i said OK, but before that i ask him one thing, where is your badge id? And then bad dream happen.
The guy suddenly grab my hand, try to cuff me with his handcuff, and try to drag me into the Merc, i struggle myself to get away as strong as i can, and drag that guy to opposite way. I managed to let myself go but the guy managed to confiscate my car key. I make no turn, run as fast as i can to opposite way of the highway while shouting and waiving hands for help, but no one make a stop, thinking it was real police try to catch me and i am the criminal!
After a while, i look back and saw the second guy, the driver, also Malay, came out, drive my car and gone with the Merc. After a while, one lorry reply my waiving and took me to nearest toll booth where i find one patrol car there, i end up until dawn at police station reporting everything.
I lost my car, my notebook, my phone, and nearly my life if i were successfully dragged into the car. I may end up like Susilawati case though.
The case has been classified as high profile crime, because robbing at daylight, in public, no mask on, and possible firearm involve. So guys, beware, my advice, always speeding, dont care about the speedtrap, your life is more importanr than the ticket that u have to pay
I think putting more policemen on the streets wouldn’t help much. These criminals would just move to places where policemen are hardly seen. Solving crime is more than putting policemen on the streets. It has to do with society as a whole.
It’s sad to know that street crime is not properly dealt with. Our politicians are busy fighting over sodomy case, sex tapes and irrelevant matters. Although some may that crime is attribute to certain races, to me, rampancy of crime is affected by the state of the society and also economy. Who wants to rob if the country is doing well?
Citizens have to resort to protecting themselves by setting up their own security teams and taking matters on their own hands. Nowadays we have no qualms in beating up or running over snatch thieves or robbers. Just like the snatch thief who had his penis crushed and detached.
With the general elections coming up, I hope voters show their dissatisfaction over this issue. My message is pretty simple. We vote politicians to run the country – while we are busy with our daily life.
If they don’t do a good job, we vote them out. Simple as that.