A true hijack story
The names have been altered to protect the privacy of our client.
It was close to 6 pm in the evening. Mrs. Soh was due to reach home from work. She and her husband live in a high end, gated, and guarded condominium at Ampang Hilir. Mr. Soh had called and spoken to his wife just 30 minutes earlier to check when she would be arrive home as they were going out for dinner. Unknown to him, his wife was already parked downstairs but was being hijacked.
Mrs. Soh has just parked her car. As she exited her vehicle, she was confronted by a man wearing a hat. The man threatened her with a knife and forced her back into the back seat of the vehicle. Another man appeared and sat on the driver seat. The first hijacker forced Mrs Soh down to the floor of the vehicle while asking for her car keys. She gave it to them. The driver then started the vehicle and began to drive.
As the vehicle reached the auto-gate, the driver found the card for the auto-gate. Using the card, the vehicle exited the condominium.
At 6:25pm. Mr. Soh was getting impatient and tried calling his wife but could not get through. The phone was off. Suspecting something was wrong, he called the CAPTOR Command Center and asked for the location of his wife’s vehicle. After verifying that he was an approved emergency contact, our operator informed him that his vehicle was approaching the Sungei Besi Toll. Surprised, and suspecting a hijack. Mr Soh reported a possible hijack.
The operator activated the nearest recovery team and contacted the police. The nearest recovery team began to track the stolen vehicle. Due to heavy traffic, the vehicle was driving within the speed limit and nothing seemed out of the ordinary. Our recovery team caught up to the stolen vehicle and followed at a distance.
Inside the car, Mrs Soh was paralysed with fear. The hijacker beside her kept her forced to the floor of the vehicle and was speaking to someone on the phone. After what seemed as an eternity, she felt the car slow down and stop. The hijacker released her and asked her to get out. He handed her RM 50 and drove off.
The CAPTOR recovery team tailing the vehicle followed it as it turned into the rest stop at Nilai. The vehicle stopped and a woman stepped out of the vehicle. The vehicle then sped off.
Mrs. Soh was dazed. As she exited the vehicle, she sat down on the roadside. Less than a minute later, a man walked up to her and asked if she was Mrs. Soh.
Our recovery team picked up Mrs Soh and brought her to a police station. The police together with a second recovery team recovered the stolen vehicle at Pagoh.