How real is this happening?
Real enough that just the other day, a church member in Johor Bahru was a victim of a similar crime.
She had just alighted from the car and was walking the few metres to a friend’s house. Suddenly, a motorcycle rider rode past her, then did a u-turn and headed back towards her. She immediately suspected a snatch theft attempt, and flung her purse into the compound of her friend’s house.
The motorcycle rider coolly stopped his bike, got off, opened the gate, walked in, retrieved the purse and rode off again.
At least she was not harmed, unlike other Johor robbery cases where they slash you first and then take your valuables while you are in shock, no demands made at all!
Be warned: It is exceedingly simple to be robbed outside your own house.