Thursday, November 15, 2012

Motorists Slashed, Robbed (Malaysia)

The Star [Malaysia]
15 November 2012

KOTA KINABALU: Police have dismissed as mere rumours the SMSes and Facebook messages alleging incidents of people here being assaulted and robbed in their cars by individuals pretending to ask for directions here.

Kota Kinabalu police chief Asst Comm Jauteh Dikun said there were no reports of such incidents.

The SMSes and Facebook postings cautioned motorists against lowering their vehicle windows when approached by individuals carrying name cards and seeking directions.

The messages claim that hidden behind the cards were blades to slash the motorists before they are robbed of their belongings.

Daily Express [Malaysia]
5 May 2013

Kota Kinabalu: A message circulated via SMS warning people of a man going around scratching people's faces before running off with their belongings has been brushed aside as mere rumours by police.

The message was allegedly sent from the police station claiming that a total of six cases were reported here, warning about somebody knocking on car windows and showing a name card and asking for directions.

It warned people not to lower their car window because there is a blade hidden behind the name card, which the man would use to scratch the unsuspecting victim before making off with their belongings. [...]