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Monday, July 19, 2010

Shocking snatch thieve experience in Jakarta... OMG!!!

On last Friday night, my CEO - Mr C invited me and my other 5 colleagues for a dinner. He drove us to a Chinese restaurant with his Toyota Alphard. The restaurant is located along the main road in Kota, which is a busy area. We saw a number of restaurants, bakery shops, entertainment centres and etc. along the way.

I cropped this picture from Toyota Alphard's brochure

The traffic was quite heavy and all the vehicles were traveling at slow speed. Even the motorcycles got caught in the traffic jam! We were chit-chatting in the car and hoped to get over all the heavy traffics as soon as possible. =/


When we were approaching the main entrance of the restaurant, Mr C slowed down his car. While he was trying to change into the inner lane, we heard 2 loud sounds. "Pong Pooooong!!!" I thought we knocked down a motorcyclist! Even Mr C was shocked and he was wondering if he rammed into someone/ something. 

Two seconds later... YES! Literally 2 seconds!! A pedestrian (a.k.a. the snatch thieve) walked away with our side mirror on the driver's side. My colleague saw him walked to his partner's motorcycle in a slumber manner before ran away.

All of us were in shocked!! Trauma! /(*O*)\ We still can't believe that somebody can just approached a moving vehicle and snatched away the side mirror within seconds!! He must be a highly skilled snatch thieve! He was also very smart to target the expensive model! According to Mr C, his side mirror cost a few thousands RINGGIT and this is not the first time his side mirror got snatched!!! 

See, the side mirror was gone within 2 seconds!!!

Maybe you will be wondering why wouldn't us chase after the thieves? Sigh... Due to the bad traffic condition, there was no chance for an MPV to move fast. So, all we can do was to say 'bye-bye' to the side mirror. =(

With the relatively high crime rate, maybe driving an expensive car in Jakarta is not really a good option. Now, I think it is so much safer to drive around in Kuala Lumpur. Hahaha!

*Cheers* 

5 comments:

Sue Lin said...

Oh my god! They stole his MIRROR! And its not the first time? Wowwww, thats crazy. And its so expensive, they did it so quickly

Sue Lin said...

Oh my god! They stole his MIRROR! And its not the first time? Wowwww, thats crazy. And its so expensive, they did it so quickly

Jacqueline said...

Yea... They r just too desperate... That was so dangerous!

ken said...

but why the side mirror? o.O

Jacqueline said...

Hi, Ken! Thanks for dropping by my blog..

That Alphard side mirror with the build-in signal light is very very expensive in Indo here. It cost a few thousand ringgit!

If the fella took the left mirror, its even more expensive coz that 1 come with build-in camera... GOSH!