With the LRT disruptions, many people had to find alternatives in order to continue with their daily life.
As for Nur Sophia Jesmine, she usually gets her mum to drop her off at an LRT station in the morning and she would take the LRT to get to work.
On 9 November, which is the first day the LRTs were closed, Sophia arrived at the LRT station without knowing about the closure: “when I arrived, the auxiliary police told me that due to the disruption, the LRT will stop at Damai and that commuters need to take the feeder bus, interchange and so on,” she said.
“I got frustrated and called my dad to pick me up at the station, he asked me to wait at the pedestrian walkway so that it’ll be easier for him to pick me up.”
After hearing that, she walked down the road and at the same time, she noticed 2 men on a motorcycle wearing full-face masks – those that motorcyclists commonly wear.
As her father had called her earlier to ask about her whereabouts, Sophea kept walking and was expecting to see him any minute. However, one of the motorcyclists came down from the motorcycle and grabbed Sophea’s backpack containing her work laptop.
“I resisted at first but the robber took out a knife and slashed my bag straps. I tried to hold on but when he aggressively slashed it, I gave up.”
“They took the backpack and sped away in the opposite direction,” she said.
Later on that day, Sophea took to Twitter to talk about her experience.
and bcs of this lrt situation thingy, i got robbed in front of the Desa Pandan condo section by the lrt sri rampai while waiting for my dad to pick me up and send me to the office. those robbers slashed through my back pack and snatched away my company’s laptop. https://t.co/OiMFHGeUmJ
— sophia (@soph_jes) November 9, 2022
Speaking to WORLD OF BUZZ, Sophea said that her company had already given her a backup laptop. She also managed to lodge a police report on 10 November. As of now, the police will be investigating this case by looking at CCTV footage.
This is certainly an unpleasant experience that no one should come face-to-face with. We hope that justice will prevail.