A slightly over a minute and a half-long closed-circuit television (CCTV) footage showing a GrabFood delivery rider fighting off two suspects attempting to rob his motorcycle at Phileo Damansara 2 on Friday evening, 9 August in Petaling Jaya has gone viral
In the CCTV footage that was uploaded on the Facebook page of Info Roadblock JPJ/POLIS, the GrabFood delivery rider is seen pulling into the entrance of an area.
Soon after, two suspects on another motorcycle are seen following the rider.
The two suspects then say something to the GrabFood delivery rider, at which point, the suspect riding as pillion gets off his partner's motorcycle and starts walking towards the rider while his partner circles around to park his motorcycle facing the rider.
The pillion rider then attacks the GrabFood rider from behind and threatens to hit him again. When the GrabFood rider refuses to back off, the other suspect grabs him and pushes him inside what appears to be an entrance to a building.
As the victim is being attacked by one of the suspects, the other one attempts to ride off with his motorcycle. However, he soon realises this plucky looking fellow isn't going down without a fight.
At around 45 second mark in the footage, the victim is seen running out of the entrance and throwing himself on the suspect trying to steal his motorcycle.
The victim's attempt is successful, making the suspect lose his balance.
The suspects, too, refuse to give up easily
He is seen taking several punches from one of the suspects, while the other one keeps trying to get away on the victim's motorcycle. However, much to the GrabFood delivery rider's credit, he did not let go of his hold despite being wrestled to the ground.
The suspects keep brutally assaulting him, but the rider refuses to let go of them. He is seen holding his own against the two, forcing the suspects to flee.
Following the incident, the victim was helped by several passersby, who recovered a mobile phone believed to have been dropped by one of the suspects before they were forced to flee the scene
"I have lodged a police report and gave them the mobile phone, which contains a picture of a person who resembles one of the suspects," the rider, who has worked as a deliveryman for the past four months, was quoted as saying by NST Online yesterday.
The Star Online reported that the case is being investigated under Section 394 of the Penal Code for causing hurt during an attempted robbery.
The English daily quoted Petaling Jaya OCPD Assistant Commissioner Mohd Zani Che Din saying that the incident occurred at 2.53pm on Friday.
The victim suffered injuries to his mouth, head, ears and back, Mohd Zani added.
Meanwhile, the GrabFood delivery rider, who was identified as 22-year-old Amirul, said that he was willing to put himself in danger as he did not want the suspects to steal his prized Yamaha Y15ZR
Amirul calls his motorcycle 'Ysuku', whose current on the road price in KL is RM8,168.
"I did not realise they were following me until it was too late. By the time I realised what was happening, one of the men attacked me with a motorcycle lock.
"I was taken aback at first but I managed to pluck up the courage to fight back," Amirul told NST Online, adding that the incident has left him traumatised.