PETALING JAYA, July 17 (Bernama) -- The security control in shopping
complexes must be improved to ensure safety of the customers, Petaling Jaya
police chief ACP Arjunaidi Mohamed said.
He said the Petaling Jaya police would also convene a meeting with the
management of shopping complexes in the district to improve the security level
at the complexes from time to time.
He said the move was made following the attempted robbery reported to have
occured in the parking area of the One Utama shopping complex yesterday.
In the 10.05pm incident, a businessman and his wife were attacked by a man
who was believed to have tried to snatch the businessman''s bag.
"The victim tried to fight but the suspect punched him several times in the
face, causing his lips to bleed," he told a press conference here today.
Arjunaidi said the victims, however, were not able to identify the culprit
who fled the scene after several other customers came to their rescue.
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"We are investigating the footage from the closed circuit television (CCCTV)
cameras installed at the shopping complex," he said.
On the allegation that the police were late to arrive at the scene,
Arjunaidi said the police arrived in just 10 minutes after receiving the
distress call through the 999 emergency line.
"This is the first incident ever occurred in the parking area of the
shopping complex and the second in the district this year," he said.
On the allegation that the police had scolded the individual who made the
emergency call, Arjunaidi said: "I will investigate the allegation."
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