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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Beware the smash and grab robbers

PETALING JAYA: Smash and grab robbers are among the criminal threats faced by the average Malaysian driver today.
These menace on wheels prey on drivers when they stop at traffic light junctions by smashing the passenger side window of the car and grabbing valuables placed on the passenger seat.
Despite it not being a new ploy, people still continue to fall victim to such smash and grab robbers.
Statistics released by the Royal Malaysian Police showed that smash and grab cases are still contributing to the national crime index.
“Smash and grab cases which are classified as snatch theft cases, are a part of the 319 cases of snatch thefts recorded in May and June this year,” said the report.
The reason for this, said Petaling Jaya OCPD Asst Comm Arjunaidi Mohamed, is that most people do not take the necessary steps to protect themselves from smash and grab robbers.  Read more .............. 

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