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Tuesday August 5, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Tuesday August 5, 2014 MYT 8:13:50 AM
PETALING JAYA: A man’s calm words saved him and his wife from being brutally assaulted by two armed robbers as the couple were leaving a relative’s house in Subang Jaya.
Erik Lai said he was walking out of his aunt’s house in Section 18 towards their car just several metres from the gate when two motorcyclists rode up behind them on Sunday evening.
“The pillion rider, armed with a machete, reached for my wife’s bag containing important documents and my iPad,” said the 57-year-old financial planner.
As Lai’s wife, Julia Wong, screamed and strengthened her grip on her bag, the pillion rider threatened Lai with the machete, demanding that she release her bag.
Lai then pointed his finger at the assailant and said calmly: “If you want money, we can give to you. But don’t hurt people. We can even be friends.”
Those words seemed to have a sobering effect on the attacker and he stepped back for a moment.
Seeing his accomplice’s failure to act, his accomplice rode towards Wong, 55, and tried to grab her bag.
“He tried to stab her with a screwdriver but missed. After a brief scuffle, they gave up and fled,” Lai said.
Subang Jaya OCPD ACP Yahaya Ramli confirmed receiving the police report.
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