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Wednesday January 22, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Wednesday January 22, 2014 MYT 11:38:54 AM
Better safe than sorry: Chong reminding the public to be aware of the ‘bag-cutting gang’ at a press conference.
KUALA LUMPUR: If you see a group of women from China, watch your wallet.
This group is said to be stealing from senior citizens by cutting their bags.
MCA public services and complaints department chief Datuk Seri Michael Chong said the gangs usually comprised three foreign women, said to be from China.
He believed the gangs would be more active as members of the public usually carried more cash for their Chinese New Year shopping.
“Be extra careful and keep an eye on your surroundings, especially in crowded places,” he reminded.
Chong, who is also an honorary deputy commissioner of the People’s Volunteer Corps (Rela) said Rela members – who are also traders at wet markets or pasar malam in SS2, Petaling Jaya – have also been looking out for such gangs.
“They will help keep an eye on suspicious individuals and spread the news to create awareness among the people,” he said.
Chong said a 61-year-old housewife informed him of the crime after falling victim to the gang at the SS2 morning market last Saturday.
She lost her wallet containing personal documents, a smartphone and RM400, added Chong.
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