Wednesday, November 07, 2007

PDE 2914 = Snatch Thief

My mom nearly had an early birthday gift last week in the shape of cuts and bruises, gifted by none other than a snatch thief riding probably a Yamaha RXZ motorbike with the number plate PDE 2914.

It happened just right in front of my grandparents' place at Green Garden at around 7.30pm on Sunday, 28th October 2007. I've just parked the car and we were about to cross the street when I was surprised to suddenly find a motorbike (with his lights turned off) appear right next to me. I quickly took a step backwards to avoid the motorbike when suddenly I heard my mom shouted. I asked her what was wrong and she said the motorcyclist tried to snatch her pouch. Fortunately she was holding on to it tightly and she felt something amiss with the motorbike that so nearly knocked me down. Also, I probably made the motorcyclist lose his concentration when I suddenly appeared out of nowhere.

By that time, the motorbike was about 50m away but surprisingly, he didn't speed away. He acted so casually and rode off slowly as if nothing happened. We were unable to catch the number plate then as it was quite a distance away and he had his lights still turned off. I've a feeling he probably didn't want to arouse any suspicion by speeding off. Apparently, we were told by our relatives that there had already been many snatch thief cases around the area. Fortunately, nothing happened in my mom's situation.

The most recent Sunday, we went to my grandparents' place as usual at about the same time. As fate would have it, we spotted the motorcyclist at the same spot, at the same time as last week! I immediately took down his number plate. I really had the urge to knock him down with the car but that would be really silly when we had no proof he's a snatch thief and it would cause damage to the car for no apparent reason, so I decided not to.

As we were about to enter the gates of my grandparents' house, he made a U-turn (probably looking for preys) and I had a good look of his face. He was probably curious at why someone was staring at him, so he stared back and that gave me a better view of his face. He was a burly Malay guy with a moustache and wore a dark coloured jacket (probably black leather). My aunt has reported to the assemblyman which has an office on the very same street and I've reported to Rakan Cop about this guy.

I'm not expecting much to happen from them really. That's why I'm posting this up to warn everyone about this menace riding what looks like a Yamaha RXZ motorbike with the number plate PDE 2914, which preys the residential streets of Green Garden (and possibly other nearby locations too). Be extra careful when you are around this area and if you do see this motorbike ridden by a burly Malay guy with a moustache wearing a dark leather jacket, he is most likely the snatch thief referred to here.

Feel free to pass this message around to whoever who you think would benefit from knowing about this.


  1. wow... luckily nothing happened to u or ur mom. So dangerous.

  2. yup, it's not the loss of personal belongings that worries us most, it's the potential injuries (or even death) caused by such acts!

  3. thank god your mommy's all right.

    [hope some sort of action will be taken on this dude...]

  4. i seriously doubt they will actually do something like track him down which reflects badly not only on our police force but also the politicians.

    this is the civil service that we deserve if we vote for incapable people to lead our country.

  5. i agree.normally they would not bother to investigate. they think it's a small matter and too troublesome unless you really bombard them with complaints everyday.

  6. unfortunately, that's very true. if you're unlucky, they won't even care less after all your huffing and puffing.

  7. holy cow... if u ever stopped that snatch thief...i bet he would be half dead by now..

    take care lah dude...

    and also happy birthday!

  8. haha thanks for remembering!

    yup, i'll love to think he would face my wrath for trying to pull that stunt on my mom but he is a few times my size so i'm not so sure about the end result. hahaha...