UPDATE: Derrick got his car back. He had to pay a four-figure sum in Singapore dollars to a car theft syndicate. The cash and personal belongings in the car were all stolen, but except for some damage to its ignition system,his car was intact. The syndicate left behind Derrick’s passport, identification card, driving licence and some insurance papers.
On May 12, we reported that a Singapore registered car was stolen in Johore Bahru (JB), Malaysia. Facebook user Phua Yonghong shared in his Facebook on May 7 that his car was stolen at Juscoe Aeon at Bukit Indah, which is about 26 minutes away from the Tuas checkpoint.
Yesterday (16 May), another Facebook user, lDerrick Tan, shared that he too had lost his car in JB.
He appealed: “Pease help share! My car got stolen in JB Malaysia! Please help me share SLB7735P silver Color Toyota Mark X!! Please help me share esp friends in Malaysia! My passports and belongings are all in the car!”
He had parked his car at 8.15pm, at Yisheng reflexology Sdn Bhd, 102 Jalan Serampang, and when he came out from the massage at 10.15pm, the car had disappeared.
The place is about 19 minutes from Woodlands Checkpoint.