KUALA LUMPUR: Police have released a photofit (pic) of the corrosive liquid splasher.
The photofit was produced primarily based on a witness account of a possible attempt by the splasher in Jalan Desa Pandan yesterday and victims of earlier attacks.
The witness told police of seeing a man on a black Honda EX5 motorcycle about to uncap a plastic bottle.
The witness said the motorist fled after realising that he had been spotted.
The suspect wore a full-faced black helmet.
City CID chief Senior Asst Comm Datuk Ku Chin Wah urged the public to help police catch the criminal.
“He is believed to be in his 30s and was on the motorcycle that had a false registration number,” said SAC Ku.
The false registration number was noted as WPV 4963.
Those with information on the splasher can call the police at their Rakan Cop hotline (03-2115 9999) or SMS POLISKL at 32728.
Meanwhile, Friday the 13th proved unlucky for a woman when she became the latest victim of the splasher in Wangsa Maju.
This brings the number of victims to 21.
City Police Chief Deputy Comm Datuk Zulkifli Abdullah said the woman, in her 30s, was splashed while she was in her car.
“The incident occurred near Section 10 in Wangsa Maju at 8.45am,” he said.
“She was driving with her driver's side window down when the splasher came up to her side,” DCP Zulkifli told newsmen after a Shooting Competition between City Police and the Media at the Malaysian Police Training Academy yesterday.
He said that the woman did not suffer serious injuries, but complained of slight skin irritation. - theStarOnline