Police giving sister the same spiel

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  • Wednesday, 24 Sep 2003

I REFER to the letter, “Snatch theft victim told to report lost item” (The Star, Aug 26). 

Two months ago, my sister fell victim to snatch thieves. Two men on a motorcycle spotted my sister as she was coming out of her car. The pillion rider approached her, slashed the strap of her handbag with a knife and escaped with the handbag. 

At the police station, she was advised by an officer to report what she had lost. She was also told that to make a snatch theft report, she would have to go to the police station several times for identification of snatch theft suspects who might have used false registration number plates on their getaway vehicles. 

How can there be correct statistics of snatch thefts when police are subtly discouraging victims from reporting the crime? 



Kuala Lumpur. 

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