Whenever you go out, always be aware of pickpockets. Don’t leave any of your precious belongings behind without having someone you trust watching them. But no matter how careful you are, thieves and robbers will always try and find a way to steal from you.
These crooks aren’t even afraid to rob you in brought daylight and CCTVs aren’t about to stop them. If they can climb over your house gate and steal your branded shoes or steal your bank card and use it to buy expensive items, then they definitely can steal the tyres right off your car. Literally.
If you think your car is safe after you’ve parked it inside a mall then think again. You can lock the doors, have the strongest windshields or even place a steering wheel lock but if someone wants to steal something, they’ll steal it. Recently, a video was posted on TikTok by user @tiobehpyo showing a Singapore-registered car with its tyres and rims completely removed and stolen.
According to the TikTok user, the incident took place in the parking lot of KSL City Mall, Johor Bahru on Saturday (9th July). The video has since gone viral reaching over 539.6k views, 14.9k likes and 800 comments. All four tyres and rims from the Mazda car were gone with the perpetrator only leaving the jack stand behind. At the time of the video was filmed, it was unknown if the car owner was aware of the unfortunate event.
It won’t be surprising if the owner was left speechless after finding their car in this tragic state but netizens apparently aren’t all that surprised that this happened. Most netizens in the comments, presumably Singaporeans, have shared that they avoid driving their own car when traveling to Malaysia, or Johor to be more precise. Some claim that the state is unsafe and that this is actually a recurring thing.
So far there has been no updates regarding the stolen tyres situation from the TikTok user nor from KSL City Mall. Guess we may never find out what actually happened or if the car owner managed to get their tyres back. Let’s hope they’ll be compensated.