Snatch theft turns fatal
Tue, Dec 08, 2009
The Star/Asia News Network

KUALA LUMPUR: A routine trip to the shopping mall turned deadly for a 33-year-old man and his wife when they were involved in an accident believed to be caused by snatch thieves.

The man, Abdul Rahman Mohd Kalidin died while his wife suffered serious injuries.

They had just finished shopping in the mall at Taman Maluri, Cheras and were riding their motorcycle home when the tragedy took place at Jalan Perkasa 2, at around 3.30pm.

According to eyewitness accounts, two men in a Yamaha RXZ motorcycle approached them from the side and began to push them to the side of the road, said Cheras OCPD Asst Comm Ahmad Amir Mohd Hashim.

"It is believed the victim lost control of his motorcycle before crashing into a wall of a house beside the road.

"Abdul Rahman is believed to have died on the spot after suffering serious head injuries from the impact," he said.

Meanwhile his 34-year-old wife sustained major injuries including a broken leg and is being treated at the Kuala Lumpur Hospital.

ACP Ahmad Amir said the case had been classified under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder at the moment, urging anyone with information about the incident to contact the police or the Rakan Cop hotline.



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