KUALA LUMPUR – October 7, 2016: If someone tries to rob you while you are in a car, the first thing you should do is to honk non stop.
Such is the advice from Joe M. Singh, the spokesman for a non-profit organisation called Community Policing that works closely with the police in Subang Jaya.
The advice was circulated via WhatsApp following the brazen robbery two days ago in Ara Damansara.
The suspect, Muhammad Nur Aman Ibrahim, 17, was seen in a CCTV footage brandishing a machete as he mugged two women who were in a car.
The police wants anyone with information on the whereabouts of Nur Aman to contact the nearest police station.
Joe is reminding those about to be robbed in similar circumstances to lock themselves in the car. While ceaselessly honking, they should drive to the nearest busy area or head for the police station.
“If you are unable to find such a place then you can drive through any security drop barrier or boom gate. Do not worry about extremely damaging your car because these barriers are usually made of light alumnium material.
“But don’t put too much hope on foreign untrained guards or retired volunteers as they will probably be the first to run away,” Joe stated.
He also recommends that motorists tint their car windows using 6mil security film because such windows take a longer time to break.
And this, according to Joe, will eventually deter robbers because to them, time is precious as it can determine the likelihood of them getting caught.
Those who believe they are being trailed to robbed should call the police at 03-22627555/22626555.