KOTA KINABALU, Malaysia - A woman who boarded what she thought was an illegal taxi got more than she bargained for when she was robbed of her valuables by two men in the vehicle.
Police are on the hunt for two men with tattoos on their bodies who had escaped following a chase around the east coast Beluran district.
The incident began at about 11.30am on Monday when the 35-year-old woman boarded the car near an oil palm processing mill.
She asked to be taken to the junction where the Kinabatangan-Sandakan-Telupid trunk roads converge, located several kilometres away.
In the vehicle were a male driver and another man who was sitting at the back seat
After travelling for a short distance, the man in the back seat pulled out a pistol and demanded the woman to hand over her valuables.
Just then the car was approaching a police roadblock near Lungmanis.
Upon noticing this, the driver stopped the vehicle turned back.
Noticing that something was amiss, police personnel gave chase.
The driver stopped the vehicle and forced the woman out before fleeing.
Beluran police chief Supt V Sivanathan when contacted confirmed the incident.
He said they were seeking assistance from their Lahad Datu counterparts in tracking down the robbers and their vehicle.