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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Car thief drives off with baby on board


KUALA LUMPUR: Carjackers took a vehicle from a woman without realising that her baby boy was still inside.
In the 9.15pm incident yesterday, Ong Ming Chiang, 26, was driving from Jalan Kuching to Selayang when her Honda Accord was hit from behind.
When she pulled over to check the damage, four men rushed out of their car and held her.
One of the carjackers then drove off in her car with her 14-month-old son in the back seat.
The other three men left Ong and fled in their car.
She stopped a taxi and used the driver's handphone to call her husband Ong Yong Ming, 27.
Both of them tried to call her mobile phone, which was still in her car, in an effort to inform the carjackers about the baby. However, there was no answer.
The couple later received a call from a man who found their son strapped to his baby seat outside a restaurant, about 2km from the crime scene.
The carjackers must have left the mother's mobile phone with the baby on purpose after discovering the young passenger.
Yong Ming said he and his wife were thankful their baby was not harmed.
The couple later lodged a report at the Sentul police headquarters.
In an unrelated case, a businessman was shot at 12 times by two men on a motorcycle in Kepong.
P. Subramaniam, 43, who owns a tow truck business, was having tea at a stall outside his office in Jalan Prima 2 at 5.40pm when two men wearing full-faced helmets approached him.
One of them whipped out a pistol and shot him before fleeing.
Subramaniam was hit in the abdomen and hand.
Another man at the stall was hit in the leg while an Indonesian woman nearby was grazed by a bullet.
Subramaniam and the man were rushed to the Selayang Hospital while the woman received outpatient treatment. Both men were in stable condition.
City deputy CID chief Asst Comm Khairy Ahrasa said revenge could be the motive of the crime. - theStarOnline

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