Malaysian cops hunting suspect in violent Valentine's Day robbery
Viral Claim: A viral video of a robber who brutally beat up a 48-year-old woman inside the Taman Mutiara, MRT station's lift in Cheras has sparked outrage.
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Facts Check Analysis You must have already seen the above brutal video where a woman is beaten up badly by some thief. Truly a valentine day horror, the video is from Malayasia.
In Malaysia, a thief escaped with the bag of the woman, after he beat up the women in the elevator for a long time. He can be seen kicking and punching the women. The police are looking for the thief.
The incident occurred on February 14, 2019, in Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia. In the images recorded by the security camera in the elevator of the train station, the thief waits on the edge of a wall; The woman with the bag in her hand follows the elevator is seen. The thief can be seen waiting outside the elevator until the women go inside. He quickly follows her inside and by the time the elevator is about to close, he hits and punches her too badly. The women can be seen fighting back, yet she can’t take up the defense.
She is thrown to the ground by the thief. On the one hand, the thief tries to take the woman's purse, and kicks and punches at the same time. The door opens after the elevator arrives and the attacker takes the money and cards inside the bag; he runs away throwing the bag.
The video was shared on social media and is currently viral on WhatsApp. The journalist, who shared said she was in the hospital, wrote that her credit cards and money were kept in the stolen bag.
The police launched an attempt to capture the attacker. The case is classified under Section 394 of the Penal Code for voluntarily causing hurt while committing a robbery. SAC Rusdi urged anyone with information to contact the nearest police station as soon as possible.