Cops: Woman wrong about thief

  • Nation
  • Friday, 25 Jun 2004

JOHOR BARU: The woman, who claimed she was attacked by a snatch thief, could have been assaulted by someone else. 

Johor Baru (South) OCPD Senior Asst Comm II Hashim Mohd Yusof said police records showed that the snatch thief was in their custody until May 19 while the alleged attack took place on May 17.  

“The man was arrested on May 15 for a snatch theft on May 13 and was charged in the court.  

“The man was later detained at the Ayer Molek Prison in Johor Baru until May 22. If that was the man the woman claimed was her attacker, it is not true then,” he said.  

SAC II Hashim, however, did not disclose what happened to the man after May 22. 

Sales assistant Teng Soon Im claimed that she was attacked by the snatch thief on May 17, two days after he was arrested red-handed by the public in Taman Sentosa here. 

She was among the victims who identified the culprit after he was arrested. 

The 33-year-old woman said the attack occurred at 9pm at Jalan Sutera Enam. 

Teng claimed that the man, whom she insisted was the thief during a press conference organised by the Johor MCA Complaints Bureau on Tuesday, had screamed at her saying “I have been freed”. 

Bureau chairman Low Teh Hian said he was trying to arrange a meeting with SAC II Hashim over the matter.  

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