Suspected thieves lay wire trap across bike lane, images go viral on social media

Posted on: 2016-10-26

KUALA LUMPUR: A group of suspected thieves had placed wire traps across a motorcycle lane near a tunnel along the Shah Alam (Kesas) highway.

It is believed that they had planned on robbing motorcyclists who were caught by the wire.

The attempt came to light when photos of the thieves setting up the trap emerged on social media and went viral.

The images were uploaded as part of a Facebook post, written in Bahasa Melayu, advising motorcyclists to be mindful of the trap and to be vigilant.

When the post was brought to the attention of Kesas, immediate action was taken – after a short search by its patrol team, the trap was discovered at about 5am today.

No one had been injured by the trap, which is believed to have been set up in the early morning hours.

“We lodged a police report at Bandar Seri Petaling station over the incident for further action. “The viral photos, which caught the notice of our staff, were given to the police as reference to facilitate investigation,” a Kesas statement said.

The highway company also addressed motorcyclists, advising them to use the main route between 11pm and 6am only for their own safety.

Kesas pledged to cooperate with police in the ongoing investigation in the hope that the incident does not recur.


Source From: NST

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