Businesswoman and mum foil ram-and-rob bid

PETALING JAYA - A 30-year-old wo­man was stunned when a man reached inside her car, pulled the keys out of the ignition and attacked her.

Known only as Tania, she said she had been driving towards the Shah Alam toll plaza when her car was rammed from the back by two men in a Perodua Kancil at 8pm on Saturday.

Having heard stories about people who were robbed or carjacked upon exiting their cars, she told the man that she would not get out of her car.

Tania, a businesswoman, said her car window had been wound less than halfway down and the man had been standing about 1m away.

When she insisted on driving to the police station, the man abruptly pulled the car keys out.

Tania, who was with her mother Florence Wong, 62, fought off the man and his accomplice, who managed to yank the gold chains off their necks.

"Both of us screamed at the top of our lungs. They then ran to their car and drove off," she said in an interview. Tania's attacker also took off with her handphone.

"We were lucky that there were no weapons involved," she said.

Although Tania was uninjured, her mother sustained scratches from her scuffle with the other man.

Tania had written about the experience on Facebook. Her posting had been shared about 3,000 times.

She lodged a police report at the Subang Jaya police station at SS17.

Subang Jaya deputy OCPD Supt Tan Ah Chua said some fingerprints had been lifted from the car and police were waiting for results from forensics as part of the investigation into the case.