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Malaysian senior citizen’s motorcycle stolen after deceptive encounter in Banting, Selangor

In a daring incident near Banting, Selangor, a senior citizen’s motorcycle was snatched away by a cunning thief. The shocking theft was captured on camera, leaving the elderly victim helpless.

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MALAYSIA: In a recent incident near Banting, Selangor, a man brazenly approached a senior citizen in an alley adjacent to a clinic and made off with the elderly man’s motorcycle.

The shocking episode was captured in a viral two-minute and fourteen-second video posted on X by @nanmanjoi8715 on Tuesday (3 Oct).

https://twitter.com/nanmanjoi8715/status/1709049099100840422?s=48&t=GpBXPtD9ZEq5Wb8GR5uOZA

The CCTV footage showed the senior citizen preparing to leave the area when an unidentified individual engaged him in conversation.

Moments later, the older man’s helmet was snatched away, and the motorcycle was swiftly taken by the perpetrator, leaving the senior citizen standing helplessly.

@nanmanjoi8715 captioned the video with a suggestion that the victim might have been “hypnotized” based on information reportedly provided by the victim’s child.

The video garnered over 64.4 thousand views on X, eliciting shock and concern from netizens.

Some speculated that the senior citizen may have given away his motorcycle out of sympathy, while others opined that he may have been deceived by the perpetrator’s words.

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Kuala Langat Regional Police investigate motorcycle theft case

The case has now come to the attention of the Kuala Langat Regional Police, who received a report from the 65-year-old victim on Monday (2 Oct), at around 11:09 am local time.

According to the victim’s statement, the perpetrator approached him under the pretext of borrowing the motorcycle to deliver goods in the Banting area.

Before the victim could fully comprehend the situation, the suspect made off with the motorcycle.

Acting on the complaint and a tip-off from the IPD operations room in Kuala Langat, Selangor, the police successfully arrested the suspect and confiscated his motorcycle on Tuesday (3 Oct), at approximately 12:30 am local time in the Klang Utara area, Selangor.

The arrested suspect, a 42-year-old local man with a history of six previous drug-related criminal records, has been remanded for four days at the Banting Police Station, Kuala Langat District Police Headquarters, to facilitate the ongoing investigation.

The case is being investigated under section 379 A of the Penal Code, which pertains to motor vehicle theft and carries a potential prison sentence of one to seven years, along with a possible fine upon conviction.

The police have also urged the public not to engage in speculation that could impede their investigation process.

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