Tuesday, January 11, 2011

please be careful...

during lunch break today, I needed to go to a shop near Atria Shopping Centre to stock up on my herbal medicines. My handbag was really full of papers and notebooks so i thought no need to bring my handbag, just my wallet, keys, handphone and laptop (because my mother always tells me don't leave your laptop in your car)
So I got out the car. I was holding everything in front of me when suddenly, a guy on a motorbike came in front of me and grabbed my wallet straight out of my hand.
I was so shocked i dropped everything except my laptop. I quickly truned around to try and at least see his liscense plate number but he was gone.
I stood there, in the middle of the road for a while, trying to think, what happened?
I went to inform the shop that I couldn't pick up my order because obviously, I had no money then got in my car and drove straight to the bank to cancel all cards, then went to police station to make a report because I can't apply for some of the cards again without police report.
And here was I thinking up until today, if i don't carry a handbag, not as easy to rob me.
Yea, right... still kena....
When i was at the police station, they were telling me that a lot of women are like me, think not carrying a handbag will make us not so easy a target, but it can happen anyway..
So really now, I have no idea what to do anymore... carry handbag, dangerous, carry wallet, dangerous... so how?
Put everything in my underwear then everytime i need to pay for something i put my hands in there?!
Anyway, the policemen all said lucky I didn't fall (eventhough I was wearing high heels) and lucky he didn't hit me with his motorbike... we've all read in the newspapers how people get hit while these people try to snatch something... there have been some death cases.
So everyone, please just be careful...
lucky i'm ok, could be in a hospital right now... I somehow think that because I was holding my laptop in front of me, I didn't get hurt, because he could only grab my hand and hit the laptop, not my body....
Lucky I listen to my mother... :)

10 comments:

Mama Zharfan said...

thanks for sharing
glad to hear that u are safe :)
i was a victim to a snatch thief last few years (i was walking, carrying my handbag)--and i got injured as the bike dragged me (I was holding tight my bag) and finally i fell down :( :( very phobia now seeing bikes :(

khemy said...

Kus semangat. Luckily you are fine. That matter the most.

marshmellow hot chocolate said...

Alhamdulillah..at least u r not injured..i pernah tengok dpan mata..but evrybody can do nothing..

CaDLyNN said...

luckily u safe..

UmiMia said...

OMG..Syukur u ok...

the Razzler said...

Dear Sasha..

Glad that you're okay! Once someone tried to grab my wife's handbag while she's sitting inside the car. I think with more Police presence at 'hotspot', these unwanted incidences can be reduced.

Miss Mya said...

u'r not hurt is much more important. take care :)

Yours Truly said...

owh dear!!!..thank you for the advice...now have to be extra careful coz i love to go around with just my wallet in my hand....

Hajarul Falenna said...

thank god u were fine!

handbag memang necessary to bawak. kita kan perempuan.polis takleh salahkan kuta.but my fren pernah gitau saya, kad2 bank, ic, baik letak dalam card holder and asingkan dengat purse or handbag. letak dalam poket kot. thats better. tpi tak semua baju or seluar kita ada poket kan??

take care sis!

MsPea said...

Alhamdullilah you are safe... yes, i agree, the policemen should be placed and being around the hot area so all these culprits are afraid to bermaharajalela...