On December 1, 2013, a woman was robbed in her car at Geylang Bahru area. The male suspect used a penknife to threaten the woman. He got her credit cards, ATM cards, cash, wrist watch and Smartphone. The good news is that the man was arrested on December 4, 2013. The police retrieved some of the properties of the women like her cards, portion of the cash and the wrist watch.
Robbers eye women because they believe that they will not fight back and they will simply yield. But robbery can be avoided if you practice safety precautions. For example, when you are walking at night, always go for well lighted streets. It would be better to travel with a companion. When you are driving at night, you have to avoid hitchhikers.
Those are just things that you can do to avoid a robbery but what if you are confronted? Here are the things that you can do when confronted by a robber:
- Do not resist. When you are asked to give everything you have, do not resist it because you might get hurt. You should cooperate and give what is asked of you. Remember that your life is more valuable.
- Never challenge the robber. If the robber claims that he/she has a weapon concealed somewhere, do not challenge him/her. Do not think that he/she is bluffing.
- Do not try to apprehend the criminal. It is good to rise above any situation but in this case, just stay put and never apprehend the criminal. Do not try to be a hero because you might hurt yourself and the people around you.
- Notify the police. Let the police do their work. You should notify the police of the robbery immediately. If you clearly saw the face of the robber, describe it to the officers and they will do the rest.
Hopefully you will not be a victim of robbery but if you will be, you can rely on the things mentioned above.