How To Avoid Being A Malaysia Snatch Thieves Victim | Especially For Women

The snatch thieves crime has become from bad to Worst in Malaysia.

One of the most common crime is to hijack car that’s stationary by the road side or at traffic light.

The culprits, usually a motorcyclist and a pillion rider, tail the driver and smash the car window to snatch items placed inside the car especially on hand phone, handbag etc.

Watch the video below to witness their daring daylight robbery.

Everything happened in the blink of an eye!



Malaysia snatch thieves on bike broke car window and rob Near Section 16 U-Turn

Caught this with my in-car video survillance camera on 27th March 2011. The culprits, usually a motorcyclist and a pillion rider, tail the driver and smash the car window to snatch items placed inside the car. The attacks are usually launched when the car is stationary by the road side or at traffic light junctions.
Ladies, armor your windows please.



No one can prevent the snatch thieves crime from happening but we can minimize the chance of being a victim.

Some even become so traumatised and  get worried everytime they see a motorcylist pass slowly by their car.

Some of the Safety precaution that you can Take

1) Never leave anything like handbag or laptop bags on the passenger seat that can attracts the culprits, even though there may be nothing inside

2) Invest in a good sun screen protector window like v-kool so  the window wasn’t easily broken.

3) Always lock all the car windows

4) Avoid travel alone whenever possible

5) Be alert what’s happening around you

Prevention is always better.






One Response to “How To Avoid Being A Malaysia Snatch Thieves Victim | Especially For Women”

  1. Glass safety tint sales up

    Many motorists have been installing security shatter-proof tints on their car windows for extra protection in light of the recent “smash and grab” robbery cases.

    Tinting manufacturers and distributors report a boom in sales for the polyester films that prevent the windows from shattering.

    According to distributors, most of the motorists who sought these tints were female drivers.

    Checks by The Star revealed that these special tinting films fetched an average price of between RM600 and RM1,000 per car, depending on its thickness.

    They can even go up to RM3,500 if customers choose to have ultra-violet and heat repellent tints.

    Tint Auto general manager Mike Lim said his company had seen a 10% jump in monthly sales of security films and attributed the spike to online postings of recent smash and grab cases.

    He added that the security films did not stop the glass from breaking but merely delayed its shattering time.

    “Windows tinted with security films take a longer time to break as the sheet absorbs vibrations and holds the glass together, providing drivers ample time to react.

    “However, there is no guarantee that the glass will not shatter. It only acts as a deterrent,” he said.

    Business owner of Solar Tint Steve Chin, 36, said the glass breakage also depended on the kind of weapon used by the perpetrators.

    He added that a hammer would take about three or four hits to show a crack, whereas a helmet would take much longer.

    Chin said that security films measured between 4mil and 12mil each, adding that anything below that was not strong enough to hold the glass.

    (Mil is the unit of measurement for the thickness of a window film. 1mil is equal to one thousandth of an inch or 25 microns.)

    Ecotint executive director Chi Haur Lim advised customers to go for security films with 4mil to 6mil specifications as thicker films might damage certain cars.

    He also said that the Road Transport Department regulations on tinted car windows stated that the passing rate for car tints was 50% visible light transmission on the front and 70% on the sides and back.

    Police statistics showed that smash and grab cases, classified under snatch thefts, make up part of the 319 cases of snatch thefts recorded in May and June this year.

    Petaling Jaya OCPD Asst Comm Arjunaidi Mohamed said most people were easy targets as they usually placed valuables such as mobile phones and handbags on the passenger side seat while driving.