A Korean woman lost RM20,000 in cash and valuables and was injured after she fell victim to snatch thieves on Sunday.
According to theSun, the 30-year-old victim, who reportedly arrived in Malaysia a month ago, was walking along a pavement at Jalan Ampang after shopping at KLCC when snatch thieves on a motorcycle approached her and snatched her sling bag.
The woman fell to the ground and was dragged for several meters before the snatch thieves escaped with her bag.
She reportedly sustained bruises and a cut on her head which required stitches.
The victim, who goes by the name of Yuna Park on Facebook, took to the social media site to relate her harrowing ordeal.
In the Facebook posting, the victim also vented her frustrations by lashing out at the police, calling them “useless”.
She also claimed that the nurses who treated her “were laughing” and did not take her seriously.
She ended her message by warning foreign netizens against visiting Malaysia, saying: “All of this can be your story if you consider visiting Malaysia.”
Kuala Lumpur police deputy CID chief ACP Mohd Hanafiah Arshad, meanwhile, told the daily that the victim only lodged a police report on Thursday after being advised by the Korean embassy to do so.
“She had gone to the embassy to get a replacement passport but they told her she can only be issued one if she made a police report. So, she made the report. We are investigating the case for robbery and are trying to trace the crooks involved,” he was quoted as saying.
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