Stop snatch thieves before they commit worse crimes


  • Letters
  • Thursday, 17 Jun 2004

Letters to the Editor

APPARENTLY, the number of snatch thefts is increasing at an alarming rate. As such, it is better to speed up on the deployment of police personnel patrolling the streets.  

It is sad to note that, thus far, the response from the authorities appears to be lukewarm. The most they have been doing is to issue kindly advice to the general public and victims to be careful, promote self-defence and offer a long list of “dos and don'ts”. 

Let it be reiterated: The people are an educated lot. They do know how to take care of themselves.  

But the thieves and robbers have been fiery with their criminal activities. At the rate such crimes are committed, if they are not caught, they will move on to commit even more heinous and dangerous crimes. 

Already, these robbers come not only to rob, but also to rape and kill. 

I have made two police reports of thefts in SS2 in Petaling Jaya and I have received the comment “biasa” (common) from the police personnel at the police station. 

These petty crimes cannot be allowed to continue.Time is running out as this will deter tourists from visiting.  

 

R.S.M.C., 

Petaling Jaya. 

(via e-mail)  

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