Lim Wei Tiong,TV cooking show host attacked and robbed

A TV cooking show host was attacked and robbed by a group of men armed with sticks outside a condominium near Tropicana here.

Lim Wei Tiong, 27, who works with Astro, was attacked when he was about to visit a friend at a condominium along Jalan Tropicana Utama on Monday night.

He and a friend had gone separately to a mutual friend's place at about 11pm when the incident occurred.

“It all happened so fast. One minute I had parked my car and got out, the next minute I was surrounded by a group of motorcyclists armed with sticks,” he said at the University Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC) yesterday.

Lim said the men hit him on the head and grabbed his bag containing his wallet and handphone.

“I fell to the ground but they just continued hitting me,” he said, adding that his friend who witnessed the incident was too scared to come to his aid.

Lim said the next thing he remembered was being in an ambulance. He suffered a broken arm and lacerations to the head.

“Luckily, the robbers didn't take my car keys,” he said.

Last October, an Astro Awani newscaster was attacked and robbed when she was being driven home by her husband.

As they got out of the car, three men on motorcycles approached them, one armed with a grass cutter.

A brief scuffle ensued when one of the robbers opened the front passenger door, but they snatched her bag and fled.

The husband gave chase for about 4km before ramming into the suspects' motorcycle near the Maluri Complex. Two of the suspects were caught while one managed to escape.

Meanwhile, Petaling Jaya OCPD Asst Comm Arjunaidi Mohamed, who visited Lim at the UMMC yesterday, said police were working on identifying the culprits.

He urged those with information to contact the police hotline at 03-2052 9999 or the nearest police station.


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