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MRT Assailant Actually Robbed Convenient Store Before Attacking Woman, Police Have Identified Him

Great work, PDRM!

According to The Star, the police have identified the Valentine’s Day robber who assaulted a 48-year-old victim at six in the morning that day (Feb 14).

Kuala Lumpur police chief Comm Datuk Seri Mazlan Lazim said the police have already acquired the suspect’s information such as his address.

“However, we can not disclose the details of the local suspect as it will affect our investigation in this case.

“Our investigation found that the suspect had robbed a 24-hour convenience store at about 6.30am near the MRT station before robbing the victim in the elevator,” Malaysiakini quoted the city police chief as saying at the Kuala Lumpur Contingent Police Headquarters today (Feb 18).

Harian Metro reported that the suspect was identified after reviewing the footage of security cameras in the premise as well as in Taman Mutiara MRT station.

On Valentine’s Day, a victim was brutally attacked by the local suspect and stolen RM400 from her. The 48-year-old lady received outpatient treatment from a hospital after the incident.

Meanwhile, RapidKL announced that they have stepped up the security at MRT stations following the robbery. The upgrades include CCTV footage will be live-feed to the staff on duty, request to be escorted to the car park by security personnel, and members of the Special Action Force (SAT) have been added to several hotspots.

Source: Daily Express

The public transport company advised the public to stay alert in public spaces and avoid taking quiet routes. Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail also advised female Malaysians not to walk alone, NST reported.

“Don’t travel alone as much as you can (especially) during the wee hours when there are not many people. There is always a risk.

“Self-defence may not be so easy but you need to learn a bit for yourselves,” said Dr Wan Azizah who is also the Women, Family and Community Development Minister.

Federal Territories Minister Khalid Samad also advised the same, asking Malaysians to be vigilant when travelling alone − especially women and the elderly.

“I am shocked at what happened. Thank God she survived the attack. This serves to remind all of us to always be careful because there are bad people out there,” he said yesterday (Feb 17).

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