3 mugged, beaten and bruised but no one stops to help

3 mugged, beaten and bruised but no one stops to help

PETALING JAYA: Three friends were mugged and one severely beaten by four robbers armed with taser guns and motorcycle locks after their car broke down in Ara Damansara.

Although they shouted for help, passing motorists merely slowed down to look before driving off.

One of the victims, Fiqa Liyana Chong, 25, said their car stalled after they drove out of a shopping centre after supper early Saturday morning.

She stayed in the car while her two male friends, aged 28 and 30, waited outside for a tow truck.

At about 3am, four men wearing motorcycle helmets rode up, threatening them with taser guns and swinging motorcycle locks.

"It all happened very fast. We emptied our pockets and gave them our phones and wallets.

"I managed to hide my phone under the car seat," Chong said, adding that she ran out of the car when one robber tried to harm her.

"A car passed us and my friend asked for help. But they just looked and drove away.

"He shouted to three or four cars but no one came to help," she said, adding that one of the robbers used a motorcycle lock to hit her friend on the head and left hand.

She said the suspects grew scared and rode off after a car finally made a turn back to help them.

Chong said her friend required 17 stitches.

Petaling Jaya OCPD Asst Comm Azmi Abu Kassim confirmed the reports, saying that police were trying to identify the suspects.

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