KUALA LUMPUR, March 20, 2015:
A man claims that his brand new car was stolen while in the possession of the valet at a high class shopping mall in Kuala Lumpur.
According to 42-year-old Huang, he handed over the keys for his Mercedes Benz E300 Bluetex Hybrid costing RM349,000 to the valet at the Pavillion shopping mall carpark at 7.30pm on Feb 27 and was given a chit in return.
But when he came back with the chit to retrieve the keys at 10pm, the valets could neither locate the keys nor his car.
At a press conference held today, Huang, along with DAP’s Seputeh Member of Parliament Teresa Kok and Bukit Bintang Member of Parliament Fong Kui Lun, said he hoped the police would continue their search to find his car.
“I just want to create awareness among the public. They need to know what is safe and what is not. The public have to avoid from becoming a victim like me.
“It is something that is unthinkable. We assume that it is safe to give our car to the valet. Right now I am in trauma. I can’t believe it happened,” said Huang.
However, he recently received an unexpected update on the location of his car.
“Few days ago I received a speed trap summons from the police showing that my car was speeding, around Slim River, Perak, heading north on Feb 28 at 4.50am. Most probably the robbers took my car to Thailand,” he said.
According to Huang, a CCTV recording at the Pavilion’s valet parking showed one of the valet employees talking to a man dressed in a white shirt.
After a few minutes of talking, the man was seen entering Huang’s car and driving away from the valet parking space.
“The police told me that they have arrested the employee who was seen talking to the man in a white shirt. But at the moment, I do not know if the employee has been freed or still in the lock-up. I did not receive any update until now.”