The suspect managed to unlock the car in under a minute.
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A Malaysian man recently took to Facebook to share of how his car was stolen at a Cheras mall parking lot
At 9am on 13 January, Nic Wang wrote that he parked his Honda CRV at the basement carpark in EkoCheras Mall.
After work at 6.30pm that day, Nic was heading home when he noticed that his car was missing.
The victim said he parked 10 to 15 cars away from the exit and entrance of the mall.
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Based on CCTV footage, it was later confirmed that Nic’s car was stolen at 2.47pm
After lodging a police report, police sergeants went to investigate.
Footage showed that a silver Perodua Alza had entered EkoCheras Mall and circled the carpark several times.
When they spotted his CRV, one man got out of the Alza and managed to unlock his car in under a minute.
Both cars then drove out of the carpark, as the suspect used Nic’s Touch ‘n Go to exit the basement.
Nic noted that there was no CCTV at the exit that captured the driver’s face. The only camera available was focused on the number plate.
He also claimed that the management initially suspected that his car keys were duplicated by the thieves.
“What made me angry is the management immediately tries to blame my ‘carelessness’ i.e. keys duplicated, [that I told] others where I stay and work. Which is totally not true,” he wrote.
On Wednesday, 15 January, the suspect was caught and the victim’s stolen car was found north of KL
Based on the victim’s Touch ‘n Go record, authorities found out that the thief drove pass Awan Besar toll using his RFID.
In an update, Nic noted that PDRM worked swiftly until 3am.
They confirmed that he was a random target and that the suspect had taken 20 minutes to start his car.
It turned out that the suspect had not duplicated the victim’s car keys but had actually hacked the system
“They use a tool to hack into my car system and reprogram the whole thing to a new key. Both my original keys can’t be used anymore,” he revealed.
His Facebook post has been shared over 2,200 times, as many people have tagged friends and family to be cautious.
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