Rawang, 27.11.2007, 6.15PM. 2 civil engineering contractors were robbed whilst in front of their office in Bandar Country Homes, Rawang, by a Middle Eastern man (30+, 6ft tall) who snatched their respective bags containing cash of about RM50,000. The snatch thief ran into his vehicle (Hyundai Matrix, Blue Reg. WLG8420), and was followed by another car driven by another Middle Eastern assailant with a woman & a child passenger (Hyundai Tucson, Blue Reg. WMU9744). The victims chased the snatch thief using 2 separate cars. Whilst escaping, the snatch thief's vehicles collided with 2 other cars, and WLG8420 skidded into a drain near Rawang Toll Plaza after being blocked by one of the victim's car. The victims manage to conduct a citizen's arrest. Despite searching in the half-submerged car and questioning the snatch thief and his lady passenger, the victim was unable to find the stolen bags in WLG8420. Curious onlookers caused a massive jam that brought traffic from all directions near the Rawang Toll Plaza to almost a standstill. It was later suspected that the snatch thief had thrown the bags into the second car (Hyundai Tucson, Blue Reg. WMU9744). Thereafter the victim handed the snatch thief to a tow truck driver and attempted to look for the second car (WMU9744) but with no avail. Police reports were made, JPJ search was conducted by the Police, and WLG8420 full with fingerprints were brought to the police station. Unfortunately the pursuit & citizen's arrest was wrongly reported by 3 tabloids (Malay Mail, Harian Metro & Guang Ming Daily) on 28/11/2007 and 29/11/2007 as the snatch thief being falsely reported to be the borrowers of Ah Long (unlicensed money lender), and the 2 victims being party of 6 gangsters employed by the Ah Long, and used physical violence, ‘Hongkong gangster’ style chase, and criminal intimidation to recover unpaid debts. The Police thereafter stopped their investigation despite ample evidence and witnesses.