TNP readers rewarded for tip-offs

TNP readers rewarded for tip-offs

When you have survived a robbery, countless questions occupy your mind.

One Singaporean couple survived such an ordeal in Johor Baru on Oct 26 and felt that the robbers had used a new tactic to relieve them of RM6,000 (S$2,400).

To alert others to this, they called The New Paper hotline.

The couple, who wanted to be known only as Mr and Mrs Lim, were refuelling their car at a petrol station opposite Plaza Pelangi in JB when they were approached by two men, one of whom had a knife.

The men claimed Mr Lim owed them money and that they had recognised him through his car's licence plate number.

This led to a four-hour ordeal where the alleged robbers went after the couple in a high-speed chase through the streets in JB, then later drove them to various ATMs in the area before relieving them of RM6,000, an iPhone 4S and a Samsung Galaxy Note 2.

The story was published last Thursday as the cover story.

Mr Lim, 35, who runs a car dealership, said: "I wanted people to know there is a new scam tactic in Johor.

Hopefully, now people who end up in the same situation would know it is a scam and know how to react."

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