G-ya, who were robbed while driving.
She was at the traffic light stop, at the intersection near Eastin Hotel junction, Sunday 6th March 2011, time 1300 hours.
As she was waiting for red traffic light to turn green, a motorcyclist came to her passenger side, smashed the side window and grabbed her handbag, which was initially placed on the passenger seat.
According to G-ya, she noticed this motorcycle from about a kilometre away and they honked while briefly overtaking.
But they slowed down and G-ya overtook them as they reached the traffic light.
Even the car beside hers failed to notice the thieves.
There's nothing that she can do at that time, because in reflex, she (and I believe anybody would too) turned her face away from the smashing glasses, making it impossible for her to get a good look on the thieves and the motorcycle plate.
I know that we've heard this incident several times before, but the truth is, only when it actually happened to ourselves/ loved ones, then we will start to be cautious and alert.
Therefore, before it's too late, reminder to all of us drivers, to place our handbags on the foot area instead of on the seat.
At least it will make it harder for the thieves to see and reached for it.
Plastic bag is better than newspaper because newspaper prone to smudge your purse with the black printed ink.
This way we can protect our belongings, at the same time making sure it is clean too.
Hmm.. is it logic to keep a knife in the car, in case this incident happened, we could slash the thief's hand?
Or is that too cruel? huh!
(pics googled from the net)