Earlier yesterday (Sunday, 30th July), an international student from Yemen accidentally killed a snatch thief during a car chase in Seri Kembangan.
It was reported that the Yemeni was having his drinks at a mamak stall around 3.30am when an unidentified thief snatched his bag and fled on a Yamaha 125z motorcycle. The male student had apparently rushed into his Proton Preve to pursue suspect.
The chase between suspect and victim went on for approximately 3km when the Yemeni allegedly crashed his vehicle into thief’s motorcycle at the Pangsapuri One South traffic light junction. Serdang OCPD Assistant Commissioner Megat Mohamad Aminudin Megat Alias later confirmed that the 25-year-old thief sustained severa head injuries and passed away.
“The suspect had past police records for assault, criminal intimidation and a drug offence. We have arrested the Yemeni student, who is in his 20s, and we are also checking his documentation,” ACP Megat Mohamad Aminudin was quoted as saying. The officer also shared that the Yemen student’s bag contained his identification card as well as RM2050 and US$500 (RM2141) in cash.
The foreign student is currently being investigated under Section 304 of the Penal Code
for culpable homicide not amounting to murder. While some netizens argued that it was Yemeni’s right to hunt down the thief, others felt sorry for the suspect that died.