Flood victim loses necklace to fake volunteers

Written by: J.R. | 12 Nov 2017 10:46
Che Tom showing the bruise after two fake volunteers robbed her recently. Pic The Star
Written by:
12 Nov 2017 10:46

Robbers are taking advantage of the flood aftermath in Penang.

In a recent case on the mainland, two men went to one a flood victim's house in Tasek Gelugor and claimed they were volunteers sent to help clean her house.

The 68-year-old victim, Che Tom, said she was washing the compound of her house when they arrived on a motorcycle and approached her., according to the Star.

“I then chatted with them and one of them suddenly went into my house to see if anyone was there.

“He then came out and snatched my gold necklace before escaping,” she said.

Che Tom said she decided to wear the necklace, which was a gift from her late husband, that day after she spotted it on the floor following the floods.

North Seberang Prai OCPD Asst Comm Noorzainy Mohd Noor reminded the public, especially senior citizens, single mothers and women staying alone, to be aware of these “bogus volunteers”.

“Volunteers will usually come in a group instead of only one or two individuals. Be on the alert and do not allow such people to enter the house,” he said.

The police have since identified the suspects in the case.

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