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Man Gets Beaten And Robbed Outside Bank, Loses RM150k

Man Gets Beaten And Robbed Outside Bank, Loses RM150k

Two suspects escaped with the money on a motorcycle.

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A man suffered a loss of about RM150,000 after being robbed by two men in front of a bank in Jalan Beserah, Kuantan.

The incident happened at around 2.15 pm on Tuesday (14 Feb).

Postings showing the condition of the victim lying on the road in front of the bank went viral on social media.

Kuantan District Police Chief, ACP Wan Mohd Zahari Wan Busu said preliminary investigations found that the 41-year-old victim had been robbed by two men riding a motorbike.

The victim was beaten and fell down on the road. The suspects ran away with the money that had just been taken out by the victim.

Kuantan OCPD ACP Wan Mohd Zahari Wan Busu elaborating on the incident.

He said his party was still tracking the suspect involved and the case was being investigated in accordance with Section 395 of the Penal Code. 

The public is advised not to make any speculations as they could interfere with the investigation.

If they have any information related to this case they can contact the Kuantan District Police Headquarters at 09-5652222 or any nearby police station, he said.

Meanwhile, the incident reminded netizens of an almost similar incident recently in which a headmaster was ‘robbed’.

The headmaster lost RM109,000 meant for students after his car window was smashed.

READ MORE: Headmaster Leaves RM100K School Cash Aid In Car, Gets Robbed

The case remains unsolved to this day and netizens have been asking the headmaster to be punished, including paying back the money lost.

Beware Of Bank Jugging

Bank jugging refers to thieves watching customers from bank parking lots as the customer withdraws money from an ATM.

Customers who go in and out of banks with a bank bag or envelope that looks like there is a large amount of cash in it are also targeted.

The crime usually occurs at the destination the victim stops at after exiting the bank.

How to thwart bank jugging:

  • Be mindful of your surroundings, especially if something seems odd as you enter the bank.
  • Hide your bank deposit bags, coin boxes or envelopes as you go in and out of the bank.
  • If you sense like you are being followed, call 999 and drive to a police station.
  • Bring your bank bag or envelope with you to your next destination and do not hide it in your vehicle.

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