Home News Smartphone app helped Singaporean family catch snatch thief in Malaysia

Smartphone app helped Singaporean family catch snatch thief in Malaysia

Author

Date

Category

- Advertisement -

A Singaporean family was robbed of RM45,000 (SGD 15,050) worth of belongings in Kuala Lumpur, but they eventually apprehended the thief, all thanks to technology.
According to a Malaysian newspaper, Liu Wai Yaw, aged 51 and his family fell target to a group of snatch thieves in Malaysia on Saturday (Feb 6).
A motorcyclist smashed the passenger side of the car window at a traffic light junction along Jalan Bukit Bintang in Kuala Lumpur, and grabbed a handbag from Liu’s wife before fleeing the scene.
The driver, Liu, tried to give chase but failed. His 19-year-old son then suggested that they try and trace the thief using an app installed in the phone which was in the snatched purse.
The phone was at a flat near Bandar Tun Razak Smart LRT station in Cheras, the app showed.
 
Liu called the police who responded soon after, and with their help, Liu and his son apprehended the snatch-thief. The thief bit Liu’s son who caught him as he tried to run.
The thief had thrown away the passports and credit cards which were in the purse, but later showed the police where he had discarded them. All the money however was still in the purse.
Liu’s wife suffered cuts on her legs and hands from the shattered glass of the passenger side car window.

Send in your scoop to news@theindependent.sg 

- Advertisement -

Almost 8 out of 10 vote PN can’t survive GE 15 without UMNO

Almost eight out of 10 respondents on a Twitter survey voted that Bersatu will not survive GE-15 without UMNO, according to BFM radio survey held this morning (22/2/2021) during its Morning Run programme. Of the 206 voters (respondents) in the final countdown,...

Foodpanda rider called “Blur Sotong” by netizen

Singapore — A Foodpanda rider shared his unfortunate experience with a customer. He took to Facebook on Saturday morning (Feb 20), sharing screenshots of the conversation. Posted by Chan Okada SJ on Friday, 19 February 2021 The rider shared that the customer had asked...

Journalist claims Karen Mok is the only woman Stephen Chow has ever thought of marrying

Hong Kong -- Last year, comedian Stephen Chow's public and ugly legal battle with his former girlfriend over their finances gave a rare peek into the personal life of the fiercely private 58-year-old. It was reported that out of all the women...

Send in your scoop to news@theindependent.sg 

Theindependent