A video went viral on social media over the weekend, which showed an owner of a motorcycle workshop located in Rawang detailing his traumatising situation of how he was involved in a snatch theft incident while he was on his way to work.
In the 14-minute long clip shared on Facebook, the man decided to call out a delivery rider who had allegedly stolen his beloved pendant necklace which was given to him by his sister. The individual, however, refused to expose the identity of the perpetrator.
According to him, the incident took place at one of the traffic lights in the Taman Tun Teja area. The man, along with several other road users who witnessed the incident also tried to chase after the snatcher but failed.
“I ran after him while crying. I cried because the locket contains memories of me with my sister. After she got married, she left our house. She gave me the pendant, and told me to keep it as a token of remembrance,” the man in the video recounted, as he was seen visibly upset by the incident.
The young man then said he returned to the area to get CCTV footage from the premises in the area. However, he decided not to post the videos on social media as he failed to trace the motorcycle’s registration number.
He then continued by pleading for the stealer to return his beloved pendant necklace back to him. On top of that, he also offered to give RM500 to the rider if the person really needed the money especially during this tough time.
The individual remarked, “Maybe (he stole the locket) due to his current situation, like his child might be sick because of this pandemic season. Everyone’s having a hard time, everyone’s income is low, Or maybe this rider is facing financial problems. I can’t blame him.”
The video has garnered hundreds of reactions from local netizens on social media. In this case, many praised the man for his positive attitude despite the terrible episode that he encountered. Others also took to the comments section to slam the delivery rider over his irresponsible action.
So far, this man has yet to receive the stolen pendant chain. He also had already lodged a report about the case and had been advised by the police to not disclose any information about the incident on social media, including the CCTV recordings.