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Di Ragut!

Can it be used that way? Or perhaps it should be 'kena ragut' or 'kes ragut'. But it all means that I was a victim of a snatch thief.

It's my parents' anniversary today but we decided to celebrate it a day earlier. Dad wanted that yummy, mouth-watering roasted duck in SeaPark. So, I planned that everybody meets at 11.15AM. At 10.15, Priscilla called me. She's in charge of organising the LifeGroup Christmas do for tonight. She told me she not feeling well, down with something that looks a lot like chickenpox. She frantically called me to help her think of somebody to do the children's menu since I am already swamped with other preparations. But in the end, since we could not think of anybody, I told her my mum's maid will do it. Then, I scrambled off to the supermarket to get the stuff and sped down to PJ to pick my parents. Needless to say, I was late and the schedule went haywire.

After dropping my mum off in front of the restaurant, with David supervising my 3-year old nephew, Adam, I went off to look for a parking. None! So I parked down to road and walked up. I walked on the opposite side of the road most of the way but when I got nearer to the shop, I crossed it. One minute I was happily strolling towards the scrumptious meal of roasted duck and the next, I was down on the road.

I was pushed and my backpack style handbag was snatched away. I could not see the licence plate, I do not know if there were one or two of them. All I saw was my bag getting smaller and smaller.It happened in seconds. I recovered and ran into the shop, muttering incoherently about my bag gone....................

My brother got into his car and tried to give a chase but of course the thief was long gone by then. By then, I completely broke down and sobbed. David was such a darling. He hugged me tight and kept asking if I am alright.

After that, it was all damage control. Had to call all the credit card companies to block them. Most of the time, all I got was, "Thank you for calling ________. All our officers are busy, please hold" Several minutes later, they are still busy. But in the end and about one and half hours later, all the calls were made. We had to go back to the house to get the spare keys for my car because those were in the bag too. David watched over the car because I am not entirely sure if the thief saw me getting out of the car.

Then, Andrew drove me to the police station to make a report. Apparently, mine was the second case in the area for the day. the thief got away with a lot of thing from me.

I went to the bank on Friday to draw out cash since it's going to be a long weekend and I am going to Kucing early on Tuesday. I also had my new MontBlanc pen. My cellphone is gone, which means all my contacts are gone. I also lost MyKad and my driver's license

After the whole incident, I began to reflect. Much earlier, I was quietly asking God, why? Then, when I calmed down, I thanked God that I was not seriously injured. Yeah, bruises, scrapped skin and perhaps a slight dislocation of one of the tiny bones in my wrist but nothing serious. I thanked God that I did not hit my head or crack any bones. I thank God that my bag came off easily and I was not dragged. Mostly I thanked God that they did not slash me.

Yes, I lost money and stuff but I did not lose my life. Too all my friends out there, please send my your telephone numbers again but not immediately. Give me some time to get another phone.


Reader Comments (7)

This makes me so very mad. In my heart, my first reaction was, "I hope those snatch thieves get creamed by a speeding lorry!" Not a very nice thing to think, I know.

I am so glad that you're alright. You're right: Things are always replaceable but not life and limb. Hope you manage to get all your important documents processed again with not too much fuss (this is Malaysia, after all).

God will replace whatever was taken from you seven-fold! :)
December 24, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterJulian

*Gives my darling teacher Katy a big hug*
December 25, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterWanZ
Amen to that, Ju!

Yeah, I thank God you're okay too.

But it's sad to see that after so many petitions to the police by MCA, that area is still such a hot zone. Looks like the "thousand-man signature campaign" isn't making much of a difference.
December 25, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterJi Jian
Hi Teacher..

I'm sorry to hear that. I'm SOO glad you're alright.. Take good care of the scrapped skin..

Merry Christmas teacher
December 25, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterpL
Yes, We are so grateful to God that YOU ARE ALRIGHT! God is watching... no one can escape. They will REAP what they SNATCH!

If I am the Judge of Law in Malaysia, I will give a law that those who begin cougt by the polise on snatch cases, SHOULD BE HANG IMMEDIATELY!
December 25, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterAng
Thank you guys. The thing I miss most is probably my phone.I need to gather my contacts again, so please don't forget to send them to me. I am still retaining my old number.
December 25, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterKaty
We are truly glad that you are alright and no serious injuries.Material things are replaceable but Katy,you cannot be replaced.
We thank god too, that you are okay!!

Your 3 friends from North America
December 29, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterSnowy & friends

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