Sweet young thief on the prowl in Malacca

Six snatch thefts targetting mostly senior citizens were reported in Malacca in a single day. In one case, a housewife was violently dragged by her assailants in a scuffle as she tried to prevent her jewellery from being snatched.

MALACCA - She was a sexy young woman, dressed in a pink sleeveless T-shirt and tight jeans. Together with her partner in crime, she descended on a 60-year-old woman, viciously assaulting her and grabbing her bag which contained RM1,500 (S$588.92) in cash.

The attractive woman contributed to the number of snatch theft cases, totalling six, reported in Malacca in a single day (Monday), mostly involving victims in their 60s.

The woman, believed to be in her 20s, targeted the victim near the Sri Siantan Flats in Bukit Baru here at 2pm that day.

Another 60-year-old housewife from Taman Maju in Jasin, near here, also fell prey to snatch thieves when four men, pretending to ask for directions, took off with her gold necklace and locket worth RM2,000 (S$785.22).

The housewife hurt both her knees as she fell when she was violently dragged by two of the men in the scuffle at 9.40am on Monday.

The other case happened along Jalan Munshi Abdullah when another 60-year-old housewife, who was riding pillion with her husband on a motorcycle, was intercepted by a motorcyclist who grabbed her handbag.

Just minutes before that, another 60-year-old from Alai experienced a terrifying moment when a youth stormed into her home and grabbed her gold chain worth RM4,000 (S$1,570.44).

In Taman Malim Jaya, a 53-year-old housewife also fell victim, suffering minor injuries on her neck when two men on a motorcycle grabbed her gold chain at 4.45pm at a petrol kiosk in Jalan Tun Fatimah in Malim here.