Armed Robbers Preying on Taxi Drivers

12 March 2008
Kuala Lumpur

Two armed robbers have been preying on taxi drivers in the city with the latest incident occurring in Bukit Segambut yesterday at 1:30pm. The two suspects are believed to be drug addicts, one wearing a taxi driver’s uniform and the other acting as a passenger.

62-year-old Lim Woon Siah had picked them up in his taxi from Taman Wahyu in Selayang. The suspects asked him to drive to Bukit Segambut. The uniformed suspect who was in the front passenger seat ordered Lim to stop when they reached there.

The other suspect then slashed Lim’s neck with a parang and robbed him of cash and other valuables. Lim resisted and exited the taxi, where he was slashed again on the wrist. Members of the public were alerted and came to Lim’s aid while the suspects fled in his taxi.

Lim sought treatment at a nearby clinic and lodged a police report at Mont Kiara. He had lost his wallet, RM150 cash, mobile phone and the rented taxi from Kepong Baru.

Police believe that the suspects were responsible for several other cases reported in the Klang Valley and are now looking for a red and white Proton Saga taxi with the number plate HWB9701.

The Star Online – Duo preying on taxi drivers
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