Gutsy snatch theft victim hunts, rams into robbers' bike

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  • Wednesday, 07 Sep 2016

SERDANG: Unwilling to let thieves get away, a female victim rammed into the motorcycle of the two men who stole her handbag, leading to their arrest.

According to Serdang OCPD Asst Comm Megat Mohd Aminuddin Megat Alias, the 21-year-old Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) student had just left the university compound on her motorcycle to go back to her PKNS flat unit in Taman Sri Serdang Saturday afternoon when the duo struck.

He said the pillion rider snatched the student's handbag from the wire basket of her motorcycle and the duo sped off.

"She then circled the area on her motorcycle for about 15 to 20 minutes in search of the thieves.

"When she finally found them, she rammed into the side of their motorcycle," he explained.

ACP Megat Mohd Aminuddin said the collision threw both suspects and the student off their bikes.

"The pillion rider was flung into a drain and broke his foot. His accomplice was uninjured.

"The student shouted for help and passers-by came to her aid. They apprehended the two suspects on the spot," he told The Star on Wednesday.

ACP Megat Mohd Aminuddin said the student was admitted into the Hospital Serdang for two days.

The injured suspect, however, is still receiving treatment for his broken foot at the same hospital.

The two suspects – aged 25 and 27 – have previous records for drug-related offences, burglary and possessing fake firearms.

According to ACP Megat Mohd Aminuddin, the motorcycle used during the robbery had been reported stolen in Serdang.

The case is being investigated under Section 395 of the Penal Code for gang robbery.

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