Another woman slashed, robbed in KL, third in a month
UPDATED @ 09:59:22 PM 27-06-2012
KUALA LUMPUR, June 26 - Despite a reported drop in crime rates, another woman was robbed and slashed on her head at the car park of the Mid Valley Megamall in the capital city last Friday.
The New Straits Times today reported the incident occured near the entrance to a cinema, and was the third robbery at a shopping complex car park in the Klang Valley in the past month. All three cases were women who were walking alone.
A witness told the newspaper that the victim was found by shoppers who then alerted the mall's security officers of the incident that happened at 10.30pm.
The victim was found leaning against a wall with blood gushing from her head, and injuries on her hands.
"The woman was too traumatised, her hands were shaking. She could only tell the security guards that she had been robbed," the witness was quoted as saying by the newspaper.
It was learnt that the victim was only several metres away from her parked car when she was attacked. However, the car was not stolen.
Mid Valley Megamall assistant public relations manager Stephanie Tan said they had surrendered CCTV recordings of the incident to the police.
"The victim was given immediate assistance by our staff and customers at the mall soon after the incident.
"She suffered injuries to her head and face, and was rushed to University Malaya Medical Centre in an ambulance," Tan said in a statement to the newspaper, adding the victim lost her iPhone, cash and personal documents.
The attacker reportedly slashed the victim’s head, stabbed her chest and repeatedly kicked her.
She was forced to lie on the ground throughout the attack.
“He held a Rambo knife to my neck and pushed me to the ground. He demanded for my mobile phone and wallet, and warned me not to scream. But I screamed my lungs out,” she told the New Straits Times.
“I put up a fight and when I tried to push him away, he stabbed me in the chest. Luckily, I held on to the blade and the wound was not deep.”
She finally handed over her wallet after experiencing unbearable pain when the attacker kicked and stepped on her right shoulder with his “heavy boots”.