In a shocking incident that unfolded in Kuching, Sarawak, a Malaysian woman became the victim of a violent robbery within the confines of a shopping mall restroom. The harrowing incident occurred at approximately 3 a.m. on a fateful Saturday, September 2nd.
The assailants, two individuals aged 19, subjected the unsuspecting woman to a terrifying ordeal. They not only robbed her of her valuables but also subjected her to brutal violence, leaving her with injuries so severe that they necessitated plastic surgery.
Despite the horrific nature of the incident, the local police acted swiftly, apprehending the two suspects within a mere 24 hours of the robbery taking place, according to The Borneo Post.
As reported by The Borneo Post, the incident unfolded at approximately 3:53 a.m. on September 2nd. The victim, a young woman, entered the restroom facilities of a shopping mall in Kuching. It was here that she fell prey to the two assailants who forcibly took her gold jewelry and mobile phone.
But their criminal acts did not stop at theft. Shockingly, they subjected the 24-year-old woman to a merciless beating and ended up breaking her nose, rendering her unconscious. It was her boyfriend who later discovered her grievously injured in the restroom.
Upon finding her in such a dire state, they immediately contacted the authorities at 3:53 a.m., as reported by The Borneo Post.
The Disturbing Message
As news of the incident spread, a message allegedly from the victim’s friend started circulating on local WhatsApp groups. This message provided distressing details of the attack, stating that the victim’s face had been terribly disfigured, and her nose had been broken in the assault, and she had to get plastic surgery to fix her face.
However, it’s worth noting that the English translation of the message mistakenly used described the female victim as a male instead, according to China Press. Nonetheless, the message issued a stark warning to the public, emphasizing the need for caution when dining in the local area.
It specifically urged individuals not to venture to the bathroom or car park alone, highlighting the importance of personal safety.
Remarkably, the local authorities managed to apprehend the two robbers within a mere 24 hours of the incident. During their arrest, law enforcement also seized a gold ring, two gold chains, and a luxury handbag that were traced back to the suspects.
It is worth noting that both suspects had no prior criminal records and tested negative for drugs. However, given the gravity of their actions, they are now facing serious charges.
For their involvement in this brutal crime, the police have initiated an investigation under Section 394 of the Penal Code. This section pertains to voluntarily causing harm while committing a robbery.
If found guilty, the two suspects could potentially face up to 20 years’ imprisonment, in addition to a possible fine or caning.