Shocking Snatch Theft Incident in Miri Leaves Local Woman Traumatized


Local Woman Falls Victim to Snatch Theft in Miri

Shocking Snatch Theft Incident in Miri Leaves Local Woman Traumatized
Shocking Snatch Theft Incident in Miri Leaves Local Woman Traumatized

MIRI: In a distressing incident that has sent shockwaves through the community, a local woman became the victim of a brazen snatch theft in Miri yesterday, July 6. The incident has prompted an immediate and vigorous manhunt by the local police force.

Incident Overview

Miri district police chief ACP Alexson Naga Chabu confirmed that a police report was filed regarding the shocking event. According to ACP Alexson, the theft occurred around 4 pm, right in front of the entrance to Servay Hypermarket Pelita.

Details of the Theft

Initial investigations have revealed a troubling sequence of events. The suspect, identified as a man riding a white or silver motorcycle, targeted the victim and snatched her handbag. The handbag reportedly contained her personal belongings, adding to the victim’s distress and loss.

Police Response and Investigation

The local police have wasted no time in addressing the crime. Efforts are currently underway to seek witnesses and collect any evidence that could aid in the investigation.

“The investigation paper has been opened and is being investigated under Section 392 of the Penal Code,” ACP Alexson stated, emphasizing the seriousness of the crime.

Community’s Role in Assisting Investigation

ACP Alexson has made a heartfelt appeal to the community, urging anyone with information about the incident to come forward. Individuals who may have witnessed the theft or have any relevant details are encouraged to contact the nearest police station or call 085-433730.

“The Police greatly appreciate the community’s concern for the safety and environment in the Miri District,” he added. The involvement of the community is seen as crucial in bringing the perpetrator to justice and ensuring the safety of residents.

The Impact on the Victim and the Community

The victim, whose identity has been withheld for privacy reasons, is understandably shaken by the incident. Such crimes not only cause immediate physical and emotional harm but also instill a sense of fear and insecurity within the community.

Measures to Prevent Future Incidents

In light of this incident, there is a renewed focus on safety measures in Miri. Residents are being reminded to remain vigilant, especially in public spaces, and to report any suspicious activities to the authorities promptly.


This unsettling event serves as a stark reminder of the need for community vigilance and cooperation with law enforcement agencies. The Miri police’s prompt response and ongoing investigation demonstrate their commitment to maintaining public safety and upholding the law.


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