Incident that happened to one of petronas staff.
We wish to alert every staff on the personal safety as a precaution especially around parking and public area.
En. R** had been robbed and threatened last week on 13th March 2012, around 11:30PM at a restaurant along the MRR II highway (somewhere near to Zoo Negara). He was seated alone somewhere at the compound area outside of the restaurant while working on his laptop, his family members were inside the restaurant. While focusing on his laptop, he was confronted by 3 men and two of them were wielding knives. The knives were pointed at him by those two men, on his neck and back before he was pulled to his car which was parked about 8 metres away from where the incident occurred.
They took his car key, and pushed him to the back seat. En. R** was flanked by the two men with knives still pointed to his neck and back. The other man went to the driver’s seat and attempted to start the car but failed. En. R** then was forced to start the car and he lean forward to do so to avoid any attack from the robbers. Somehow, he accidentally pressed the honk and the robbers verbally threatened to stab him if he presses the honk again or if he attempted to escape.
On his third attempt, he jumped over the driver, escaped and ran towards the restaurant. His shirt was torned during the escape and he sustained a minor cut on his left palm. While all this was happening, the restaurant workers were too startled to do anything. His family members realized what happened to him only after he made his escape. The robbers rushed to their car which was on standby not far from En. R**’s car and made their exit to the highway. They got away with his laptop and wallet. En. R** informed his brother who is a police man and the police on patrol came about 10 minutes later for further investigation. He was rushed to the emergency unit of KL General Hospital due to bleeding on his cut.
The lessons that we could learned from this incident are:
- Do not use your laptop in a crowded public area especially when you are alone with valuable belongings.
- Observe the surrounding before you park your car. Do not park if there are suspicious drivers next to your car.