Published: Tuesday June 5, 2012 MYT 8:13:00 PM
Housewife nearly loses children in carjacking
JOHOR BARU: A housewife nearly lost a child in a carjacking incident in Bandar Baru Kangkar Pulai here on Monday.
Recounting the 11.30am incident, Khazlim Saat, 35, said she had left her three children, Nor Sabrina Damiah Mohd Hisham, six, Nor Sofea Hadirah, four, and Mohd Ryan Hazim, still a toddler, in her Perodua Myvi car with the engine still running in front of a grocery shop as she intended to spend just a few minutes to buy some household goods.
"As I was going into the shop, Damiah came to me and even before she could open her mouth I heard Hadirah screaming.
"I rushed out of the shop and saw Hadirah was outside the car and a man getting into it and driving away with a door still ajar," she said, adding that panicked, she asked passers-by to call the police.
She said she also called her husband Mohd Hisham Rahiman, 35, friends and neigbhours to help find her son and that hardly an hour later, she received a call from Nusajaya police that the boy was found in front of a restaurant about two kilometres from where the carjacking happened.
"I am very thankful my son was unharmed except from some light bruises on his forehead. The incident is also a lesson to me to never leave the children in the car on their own," she said.
Nusajaya police chief Supt Nor Hashim Mohamad said police immediately set up a task force to track down the stolen car.
"With the help of the public, we traced it at around 11.30 pm at Jalan Trus and arrested three men, all in their 20s," he said, adding that all three were drug addicts and were believed to be responsible for seven cases of car theft in Nusajaya and Johor Baru South. - Bernama