Snatch Theft Attempted at JB Petrol Station

Snatch Theft Attempted at JB Petrol Station
Dec 3, 2020
11:51 am


A Malaysian woman had shared her traumatic experience which occurred on 23 November on social media. She was a victim of a snatch theft attempt at a petrol station in Taman Desa Cermelang, Johor.

“I was mugged while the station was still brightly lit and busy with people around, including staff and other customers,” she wrote.

Peggy advices all women to not go to the petrol station toilets unless accompanied by someone as it is dangerous.

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As Peggy was in the toilet, she noticed a shadow of someone peeking inside from the stall next to her. “I immediately got scared and wanted to get out. As soon as I opened the door, there was a man standing in front of me,” she said.

Peggy was told to not scream as the thief reached for her handbag and as she came to her senses and confirmed that he had no weapon, she pulled her handbag away as she shouted for help while kicking him repeatedly to fend him off. 

The thief ran off without grabbing any of her belongings as it fell on the floor. Fortunately, her screams were heard by a tow truck driver and the public who were parked outside the toilet.

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With the aid of the station staff, they managed to catch the thief. The 21-year-old suspect was quickly arrested by the police after a report was made by Peggy and will be kept in remand for five days to assist in the investigation.

The case is being investigated under Section 393 of the Penal Code for attempted robbery and of found guilty, the offender carries a maximum of seven years in jail and a fine.

Read Peggy’s full post here:



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