Saturday, July 31, 2010
Mum’s trauma as robber threatens to slash baby
KUALA TERENGGANU: A young mother watched in horror as an armed intruder held a parang to her newborn baby ’s throat during a robbery in Tok Jiring here yesterday.
Her ordeal did not end there. In his haste to escape later, the robber threw the baby girl on a bed before fleeing.
Police said fortunately, medical checks showed that the 55-day-old infant did not suffer any injuries.
The drama began at 1.30pm when the housewife, still in confinement, went out to the compound of her Taman Desa Baru home to gather her laundry.
The 24-year-old housewife was at home with her 18-month-old son and the newborn while her husband and two other sons had gone to town.
She got the shock of her life when she walked back into the hall.
A man in a full-faced motorcycle helmet was holding the baby, with a parang placed at the neck.
State acting CID chief Superintendent K. Manoharan said the woman screamed but was told to keep quiet.
The robber threatened to harm the baby if she did not cooperate.
He pushed into her into one of the bedrooms and forced her to ransack the closet for cash and jewellery, all the while holding the baby and the parang.
The robber panicked when he heard someone honking outside.
He then threw the baby on the bed and joined an accomplice waiting on a motorcycle outside.
The woman picked up her baby and quickly locked the front door before contacting her husband.
Manoharan said police were searching for the duo.
“We brought the baby to the hospital and doctors confirmed that she suffered no injuries.”
p/s: Crime is everywhere....wondering why nowdays my beloved country is full of crimes. Is it due to economic crisis or what???? Actually I really missed my younger hood days when I can go anywhere I like without fear but not today....my kids, they don't have any more freedom to do what I used to do.....