VIOLENT crime in progress
PLEASE DONT FILL PETROL IN YOUR CAR AT THOSE QUIET TIME 12am - 6am....U R EXPOSING YOURSELF TO THE DANGER .....CCTV camera records Mat Rempit attack
These pictures tell how 14 Mat Rempit ganged upto beat and rob five women during an early morning fuel stop in Bangsar.A CCTV surveillance camera captured the attack on the three sisters and twoof their cousins at the Shell petrol station in Jalan Bangsar.Traumatised, they have vowed never to go to a petrol station again afterdark.Twelve young thugs, on six motorcycles, were said to be 'hovering around thestation' while a pair on another motorcycle filled up as the women drove inabout3.30am on Saturday.They were on their way home after a function in Puchong. Sisters UmaMunusamy, 33, Chittra, 32, and Latha, 31, were to drop off cousins RagasLetchumanan, 28, and Komala, 20, at their Bangsar home when they decided tostop for fuel.They drove up to a pump at the station. Latha went to the window counter topay, while Chittra, who was driving, got out to fill up. That was when theMat Rempit, who had been noisy and boisterous, moved in, as if acting oncue.One thug attacked Latha, splashing a can of 'Red Bull' energy drink on herface.. The sweet-sour liquid stung her eyes, temporarily blinding her as thethug pushed her down, hit her with the drink can and snatched her gold chainand handphone.Another three dashed to the car to attack the others.'We were in fear. We thought that we had been splashed with acid, as theliquid they threw on our faces really stung,' said Uma, recalling theattack.The women screamed for help, but none arrived. The petrol station workerswere safe and sound, inside the premises, where the doors had been locked atmidnight.'The workers just stood there, watching,' said Latha.At the car, the Mat Rempit ordered the girls to hand over their valuablesand handphones.One of them just couldn't wait. He yanked Uma's gold bracelet off one wristand at the same time snatched the handphone she held in the other hand.Despite fearing for their lives, the girls put up a fight, trying to preventthe robbers from getting away with their belongings. The scuffles only ledto injuries, but fortunately, minor ones.Ragas was hit on the head several times, while Chittra sustained injuries onher neck and right arm, besides suffering an injury to the lower lip... Shewas then beaten up with a soda can.'The whole incident really traumatised us but what was worse was the factthe workers did not even bother to help,' said Uma.This is one nightmare they do not ever want to experience again. And, forthem at least, no more filling up fuel at night, or stopping anywhere eitherduring the wee hours. Their total loss: RM3,000 in cash and valuables.The five made a report at the Brickfields police station soon afterrecovering from the shock of the attack. Police said they are investigating,and have yet to identify the culprits.The women also expressed their frustration over the Mat Rempit menace. 'Somuch has been said, so much anger and frustration has been expressed overthese motorcycle thugs... but yet they seem to be having a free run,' saidChittra.Their only hope is that justice will be done, that the CCTV images capturedby the surveillance camera will lead to arrests and conviction.