Good Samaritans robbed by stranger asking for a lift home

Residents in Tudan Phase 2 detaining the suspect in a truck.

By Brad Rantayy

MIRI, Sept 13: A housewife and her nephew played Good Samaritans by giving lift to a stranger who was idling aimlessly near a dumpsite of a hypermarket in Tudan here, but little did they know that their act of kindness will invite trouble.

The unsuspecting 25-year-old lady and her nephew ended up being robbed at knife point and had their motorbike stolen by the 14-year-old boy on Wednesday night (Sept 11).

According to police report, the terrifying incident unfolded at around 10.22pm when the victims spotted the suspect standing alone at a dumping site near a hypermarket and felt pity on him when he asked for a ride home.

Upon reaching a destination, the suspect took out a knife and pointed it at the lady which led to a minor commotion between them.

The suspect however managed to fled the scene with the motorcycle, leaving the victims behind.

Barely two hours after a police report was lodged, police were alerted that residents in Tudan Phase 2 had made a citizen arrest.

Miri Police chief ACP Lim Meng Seah, who confirmed the arrest, said the residents caught the suspect and the motorcycle was seized.

“The suspect is a school dropped out,” he added.

The case is being investigated under Section 392 of the Penal Code for robbery.— DayakDaily