Brave victim chases thieves only to have her car stolen

Brave victim chases thieves only to have her car stolen

MALAYSIA - A gutsy woman raced after two snatch thieves in her car at a housing estate here and they crashed their motorcycle into a road divider in trying to escape, resulting in one of the culprits being trapped under her vehicle.

She refused to help the injured man who later died of head injuries.

The 32-year-old mother-of-two, who wanted to be known only as Lee, retrieved her handbag containing RM4,000 (S$1544) from the snatch thieves, but while she was outside her vehicle, the other thief sneaked into her car and drove off.

Lee, a cashier, said she had earlier parked her Hyundai and was walking back to her flat in Taman Megah when the two men rode towards her on a black Yamaha SS motorcycle during the 6am incident yesterday.

"The pillion rider held a long knife to my neck, ordering me to 'shut up and don't scream'.

"He then asked me to hand over my handbag. I did as I was told. At the same time, I begged to have my car keys and he opened my bag and threw it on the road.

"As they sped off I wanted to scream for help. But then I realised they were only on a motorcycle and I have a car," she told The Star.

She quickly got back into her car and went after the men as they sped through Taman Cheras Perdana.

"I was so angry because I hate these kind of people. I really wanted to hurt them," she said.

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