VIDEO: Woman assaulted, robbed in KL condo lift
A woman was attacked and kicked by two men in a Kuala Lumpur condominium lift and robbed of her valuables.
A video of the incident, which was captured on closed-circuit television, has gone viral, The Star reported.
The 24-year-old woman, who wanted to be known only as Ms Lim, lost valuables worth RM8,000 (S$2,630) including two smartphones.
The robbers broke two of her teeth and she also suffered bruises to her chin, back and torso, the report said.
Ms Lim said she was returning to her unit on the eighth storey of Setapak Prima condominium last week when two men followed her into the lift at 11.40pm.
The men are seen in the video chatting with each other while standing behind Ms Lim in the lift. They press the seventh storey button.
One man gestures to the other, pointing to the victim, and then uses his arms to slam her against the metal wall of the lift as the doors open.
The force knocks the accountant onto her back. Then the other man grabs her by the hair and bag and drags her out of the lift.
Ms Lim is seen trying desperately to grab the lift doors but is kicked several times by the men.
Seconds later, the doors reopen to show one of the men counting cash while holding her broken pink purse.
Ms Lim is seen lying motionless on the floor.
The men fled in two separate cars, the police said, adding that checks found the number plates to be fake.
Federal Territories Malaysian Chinese Association chairman Yew Teong Look believes that this could be the work of a syndicate.
"We have passed all the information to the police and we will be following up with them on the case," he was quoted as saying.
Superintendent Mohamad Roy Suhaimi Sarif said police have put out a photofit of the two suspects and are still tracking them.