Senior citizen fighting for her life after attempted snatch theft in Bayan Baru

  • Nation
  • Monday, 03 Dec 2018

BALIK PULAU: A 60-year-old economy rice seller is fighting for her life after she fell face down on the road as robbers tried to snatch her handbag in the wee hours of Saturday (Dec 1).

During the 6.15am incident in Lorong Lebuh Mahsuri in Bayan Baru, the woman was walking to her friend's house nearby when two unidentified men on a motorcycle came towards her and tried to snatch her handbag.

Despite the suspects failing to flee with her handbag, the woman fell onto the ground face down.

Balik Pulau OCPD Supt A. Anbalagan said the incident was witnessed by two friends of the victim but they did not see the registration plate of the motorcycle as it happened quickly and was dark.

The woman is currently warded for internal head injuries in the intensive care unit of Penang General Hospital, and police are investigating the case under Section 394 of the Penal Code for attempted robbery and voluntarily causing hurt. 

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