Singaporean finds his car missing at a mall in Johor Bahru, regrets not having insurance

It was supposed to be a day to celebrate as all people welcome the New Year 2019. But not exactly for Rudy Dil, a Singaporean who drove to Aeon Mall in Johor Bahru, when he found out that his car parked was nowhere to be found.

He said that he parked his Grey/Silver Toyota Wish Aero Tourer with plate number SJJ 9285P at around 1 PM on December 31 but around 6:30 PM, his car was already missing.

He immediately reported the incident to both police authorities in JB and in Singapore. However, only the Malaysian police can execute the investigations.

Without any witnesses at this time, only CCTV can provide information on what transpired that day. Unfortunately, the CCTVs at AEON Mall are not functioning. Also, the traffic cameras around Bukit Indah are also not working. According to the police, they cannot “retrieve any info for car exits” and it would be difficult to find a lead.

Rudy Dil posted a photo of his car in his Facebook account with all the details. Having experienced this for the first time, he is still hoping that one day, his car would still be retrieved. He posted:

“Alhamdullilah, we are now back home, reports have been made both in JB and                 SG. But investigations can only be done by the Malaysian police. Till then, there’s               nothing else that we can do but hope.”

Despite his car being stolen, he still looked at things positively. Rudy Dil wrote:

“To the people who did it, I take it that you needed the car more than we did. That           the clothes in our luggage will cover you more than it will on us and the groceries            that we bought will feed you more than it will on us. You needed our belongings                  more than us, but you got it through the wrong means.I thank Allah for bringing                the right people to us in our times of need. May Allah    bless all of you in                          abundance.”

What happened to his car taught Rudy a lesson. He learned the importance of getting a travel insurance. This is one thing that he wanted others to do also. He said:

“please buy travel insurance next time you decide to drive across the causeway.                 Even if it’s just a few hours makan session or a one night staycation.                                We got complacent and didn’t get any travel insurance cos we                                           never thought it could happen to us, but it did.”

Upon stumbling the Facebook post of Rudy Dil, netizens gave their opinions especially on cars being stolen in JB, as some have experienced it also:

Photo: Facebook/Rudy Dil

Others also posted why the CCTVs were not working especially when they are highly important especially to incidents like this:

Photo: Facebook/Rudy Dil

One Facebook user even suggested to make one’s parked car safe rather than sorry:

Photo: Facebook/Rudy Dil