Parents, please tell your kids to not let strangers take away their belongings from them and to not follow them!
Just last Wednesday, it was reported that a suspicious man had allegedly tried to kidnap a Standard 6 student of SJK (C) Kwang Hwa. This whole incident was captured by the school’s surveillance camera.
According to a source, the male student had stayed back in school to attend extra classes. After he was done, he went to a tyre shop beside the school for his grandfather to pick him up.
That’s when this middle-aged man, believed to be a Malaysian, approached the kid and asks if he speaks Hokkien and if the boy was indeed alone. The moment the boy said “yes”, the stranger grabbed the kid’s bag that was placed on the ground and walked off.
Since his possession was taken away from him, the kid naturally just followed the stranger to the front of the school gate, where he was told to wait for him there while he went to get his car.
Fortunately, the boy knew something was amiss and ran away from the spot once the man turned his back. And what a great timing, his grandfather also shows up! The kid told his family what had happened and suspecting that it was an attempt at kidnapping their child, the parents immediately lodged a police report.
Evil doers are getting braver by the day so it’s best if parents and guardians take extra precautions and constantly remind your little ones to stay in the school compounds.