Couple fearful after losing handbag during smash-and-grab in JB

Couple fearful after losing handbag during smash-and-grab in JB
The victims showing how the thief snatched Ms Fie’s handbag after smashing the car window.

SINGAPORE - A smash-and-grab incident in Johor Baru has not only left a Singaporean couple in shock, but also in fear that they might no longer be safe in their own home.

Ms Fie, 41, a property agent, and her husband, who only wanted to be known as Mr Muka, 42, had gone to Johor Baru via the Causeway on Tuesday afternoon with their younger daughter, Angel, to shop at a Giant supermarket.

They were in the car when two men on a motorcycle smashed the front passenger side window and snatched a handbag containing Ms Fie's identity card and the keys to their Bukit Batok flat.

Said the property agent: "The handbag had everything - my IC, driver's licence, three bank cards, work security pass, house keys, car keys. The IC has our address. I'm afraid they can come to my flat anytime.

"At night, I can't sleep. I keep waking up thinking of the sound of someone smashing our windows."

In fact, the couple is so fearful that they have placed their two daughters, aged seven and 16, and son, 14, with Ms Fie's sister for the next few days and are changing the locks to their flat.

Mr Muka, who was driving, had stopped at a red traffic light at Jalan Tebrau at about 5.45pm when a motorcycle pulled up next to the front passenger window.

The next thing Ms Fie knew, the window had shattered and someone had grabbed her handbag.

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