BUKIT MERTAJAM (Bernama): An Indonesian woman and her step-daughter were injured after their motorcycle plunged into a drain when a snatch thief, also on a motorcycle, grabbed her waist pouch here Sunday (May 26).
Seberang Perai Tengah district police chief ACP Nik Ros Azhan Nik Abdul Hamid said the woman, 40, and her step-daughter, six, a local, were heading home on a motorcycle when the incident took place at Tingkat Binjai 6, Taman Sri Rambai at Bukit Tengah at 5 pm Sunday.
"They were chased by a man on a blue Yamaha 125z who snatched her pouch that she had slung over her shoulder. The suspect then kicked the woman’s motorcycle before escaping.
"The woman’s motorcycle plunged into a drain on the left side of the road," he said.
He said both the woman, who was traumatised by the incident and injured on the face, and her step-daughter, who had a head injury, were sent to the Bukit Mertajam Hospital by members of the public.
Nik Ros Azhan urged the public to come forward if they had any information to assist in investigations into the incident.
On another development, Nik Ros Azhan said the body of a man, found floating in Sungai Perai on Thursday, was believed to have been murdered, based on the post mortem report.
He said the man, who had a playboy tattoo on his right arm, was stabbed and slashed and was believed to have been dead for more than three days.
"Investigations are still being carried out, and other than seeking to identify the victim, police are also looking for a suspect,” he added. - Bernama