IT consultant slashed, robbed while checking bank balance

IT consultant slashed, robbed while checking bank balance
A bystander assisting the injured man outside the bank. His injuries have been censored.

PETALING JAYA - An IT consultant was slashed and robbed while he was checking his bank balance at an ATM in Kota Damansara.

A man wearing a full-face helmet is reported to have walked up to the victim and brandished a knife in the 6.30pm, Sunday incident.

Petaling Jaya OCPD Asst Comm Azmi Abu Kassim said the robber had forced the victim to withdraw RM1,000 (S$375) from the ATM.

"After taking the cash, the robber tried to grab the victim's ATM card and there was a struggle. The robber slashed the man a few times before getting away," he told The Star Online.

ACP Azmi added that the robber got onto the motorcycle of an accomplice to flee the scene.

The victim required stitches to his head and arm, he said.

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