Snatch Thief Ends Up Getting Rammed By Lorry After Robbing 2 Women In Setapak

The incident happened along Jalan Jernai, Setapak.

Cover image via NST

A man was hit by a lorry not long after he robbed a woman and her daughter in Setapak, Kuala Lumpur recently

Image via NST

On Friday, 6 July, a 57-year-old woman and her 18-year-old daughter were riding a motorcycle and were said to be on their way home after shopping in Setapak Sentral.

During the 3.30pm incident, the suspect, who was also riding a motorcycle, robbed the victims of a handbag which had been placed in their motorcycle basket as they reached Sekolah Agama Taman Danau Kota.

However, the victims gave the suspect a chase

The suspect's attempt to flee the scene was unsuccessful as the victims managed to tail him to a junction along Jalan Gombak-Jalan Jernai.

According to Wangsa Maju district deputy police chief Deputy Superintendent Muhamad Najib Hamzah, the victims managed to ram into the snatch thief's motorcycle.

As a result of the collision, all three of them fell off their respective bikes. 

"The suspect managed to scramble to his feet and got on his motorcycle to escape. But before he could do flee, a lorry came along and slammed into him," Muhamad Najib was quoted as saying in a NSTP report published yesterday, 8 July. 

The 35-year-old suspect reportedly suffered multiple injuries including a fractured skull and a broken left arm

The victims sustained minor injuries from the incident.

Image via Berita Harian

He is currently receiving treatment at the Kuala Lumpur Hospital (HKL).

According to Muhamad Najib, the women suffered minor injuries, sustaining bruises on their knees, elbows, and wrist.

Meanwhile, New Straits Times (NST) reported that the suspect had a criminal record, with 10 previous offences including drugs.

The case is being investigated under Section 394 of the Penal Code for voluntarily causing hurt while committing robbery. The suspect is liable to a fine, whipping, and a maximum 20 years in jail if found guilty.

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