Monday, March 1, 2010

Kereta Kena Curi

Our trusty four year-old jalopy, a metallic champagne-coloured Wira, registration BJH 241, got stolen this morning at Glenmarie, Shah Alam.

Pak Abu parked the car in front of an office and went inside for a meeting at 11 am; he came out an hour later, in time to see the Wira being driven away!

Unfortunately, there was no opportunity to give chase. A police report, however, was made 30 minutes later at the Shah Alam police station.

What's even more painful (to Pak Abu especially) is that the boot held his entire golfing paraphernalia :- golf set, golf shoes, his broad-rimmed felt hat, additional woods and irons, tubes of brand new balls, tees....

This is truly a case of one downgrading too many. For the past few years, we have been steadily trimming our lives of excesses (although Pak Abu drew a line at golf and club memberships).

Top of the 'downgrade list' was the car; it was goodbye to luxurious and fancy wheels and welcome to Kereta Nasional. Between Perdana, Waja and Wira, we decided on the most economical.

We must say we have been happy with the Wira. It took us from point A to point B without much fuss; besides being affordable, it was also easy to maintain and even easier to handle.

And now someone has helped to further downgrade our transportation - to naught...!

45 comments:

Kak Ezza@makcik Blogger said...

salam kak

saya ingat kereta mewah jer yang selalu kena curi...hai..
Kenapa lah ada manusia ni cari kerja macam ni..nak mengambik hak orng jer.kalau jumpa orang yang tu kak..kasi potong tangan dia tu...kesian Pak Abu...mesti haru betul dia bila keluar dari meeting..kereta dah lesap...
Nanti saya cuba spy spy kan no kereta tu kat Klang ni....

Pp said...

so sorry to hear this news.
what is the hope of someone returning the car, or the golf sets, or both?

islah said...

Kak, rasanya ini semua lebih kepada sindiket utk curi komponen kereta. Lepas dpt kereta maka part akan dibaraikan utk dijual. Part kereta wira memang banyak org cari sebab kebanyakan kerata keluaran mitsubishi boleh masuk.

Anonymous said...

Puteri,

What a bummer. Am sure Pak Abu will get his barang barang back.

Derebar

Cat-in-Sydney said...

OMG! Kesian my Aunty Puteri. I've told all my kucing-kucing friends in the area to look out for the car. Kalau jumpa the culprits, we'll claw their eyes out first. So jahatlah! purrr...meow!

Kama said...

zah - by now dah tinggal rangka dah kot, zah.. heheh

Pp - practically nil, Pp. Unless kalau miracle happens..

Islah - that was what the cops told Pak Abu. Kata polis tadi, Wira tu sekarang mungkin tengah dibaraikan. Kalau tidakpun, depa tukar plate number and guna untuk robbery..

Derebar - not very likely. I think they probably dump the boot contents somewhere.

Cat - yes, mobilised yr cat patrol and have a marathon pee session at all four tyres.. LOL

Kak Teh said...

puteri, that's the one we drove in to fetch him di golf club, kan? yes, i rememer all his Golf things - including the hat. Sayangnya. any word from the police?

Kama said...

Kak Teh - Yes, that's the one. Can kiss everything goodbye ler KT,dah takder rezeki..

mamasita said...

Hai Puteri, memang goodbye lah kereta you. J's car was stolen more than a year ago..baru bought that time and stolen outside her CIMB Damansara Heights office..teruk kena bayar the monthly payments for around 10 mths and claim insurance pun tak cukup and kitaorang kena tambahkan.
Same..J likes to store all her working shoes and whatever barang2 dalam kereta..

Recently, dapat surat saman of the Spectra car from Bentong...kitaorang ingat dah dijual ke Siam.The thief or whoever is using our stolen car has the cheek to get the summon sent to us!Nanti dia..

Memang very sad bila kereta kena curi..car thieves should be given a life sentence!

pakmat said...

..InsyaAllah...you will get your car back..something tells me that it is only for joyride...solat hajat malam ni..pakabu and you...

Pi Bani said...

Aduh, I just left my Kenari (pasang steering lock siaplah)at the Ipoh-LCCT bus station in Ipoh for my trip to Kuching over the weekend. Nasib baik balik malam tadi kereta masih di situ lagi!

Sorry to hear the loss. Meh kita semua-semua doa pencuri tu tak boleh tidur nyenyak tiap-tiap malam asyik mimpi kena cekik dengan Pak Abu...

luahfikiran said...

Salam.
Simpati saya dan mendoakan semoga dapat kembali kereta tersebut. Apapun bertenang dan yakinlah ada hikmahnya.

zaitgha said...

sorry to hear abt your loss......geram kan bila benda2 mcm nih happen....

Naz said...

How annoying. I think the chance of getting the car and the content back is close to zero. Semua tu jadi duit.
Kesian you and Pak Abu...

I love Kak Pi's suggestion! Jom buat ramai ramai ;)

Gurindam Jiwa said...

Sorry to hear the loss.

3yearshousewife said...

Kak,
Tumpang simpati.

Tommy Yewfigure said...

Adoi Puteri, so sorry to hear ur car kena wayarpanas :),oops. I hope all r covered by your insurance including the golf set which I think can be claimed by ur home & content insurance. Fingers cross Pak Abu will get back his stuff one way or another.

Cheers,
Tommy

P/S - Check whether on sale at ebay oreadi :)))

Pak Zawi said...

Puteri,
Sad to hear about the theft. What happened to me when the burglar broke into my house is mild compared to your car theft. Visit Pasar Tani Shah Alam this Sunday and maybe Pak Abu can locate his golf set.
Next time buy a Toyota. The Cobra alarm that comes with the car is more reliable. The one that comes with the Wira is hopeless.

Tarmizi said...

Pak Zawi,
Tumpang tanya, dimana Pasar Tani Shah Alam dan pukul berape mula. I want to be the first there before somebody else purchase them before me.
Pak Abu

NanaDJ said...

Puteri,

Poor you and Pak Abu, so sorry to hear about it. Am sure losing his golf things are as painful as losing the car, he being an avid golfer. I know how 'geram' you must have felt. Somebody broke into our car recently, of all the things in the TTDI Mosque compound during subuh, stole our touch and go card (surprisingly plus tag was not taken) and all my car park coins and some money I kept in the car for emergency.
Don't think you will get your car back, though.They must have cannibalise it by now.

Mat Cendana said...

I'm very sorry to hear about this loss. I've never had a car stolen before. But my much treasured Yamaha LS3 100cc was; and to a 19-year-old whom that motorcycle was his everything, it was an emotionally-crushing experience. It had happened in late 1978, and it took years before I finally could move on. The worst moments were when I would dream about finding it, and being so happy!... How painful it was when I'd wake up and realising it was just a dream. One was so vivid that almost believed it was actually true... I immediately went to the living room and opened the window; wishing fervently that, THERE!.. I've gotten back the red LS3! But no, it wasn't there... and I'd swear that I'll never ever forgive the person who took it.

Mat Cendana said...

Pi Bani - Congratulations.. for putting up with the hassle of locking and unlocking. Based on what `someone with the experience' had told me, your car is immediately relegated to "unranked" the moment he spots the `tongkat'.

It's not that he doesn't know how to deal with it - he does, and more. However, since there are similar-model cars without the tongkat, he'll thumb his nose at the extra effort he must take.

BTW I'd like to suggest that you (and others too) place around three RM10 notes inside the glove compartment. This comparatively small amount "might help prevent a few things"; if the guy is a drug addict...

Typhoon Sue said...

oh, that's too bad. which part of glenmarie? i work there y'know. *shudders*
klu SUV, usually dah sampai siam dah by now. But if it's proton or perodua it should still be in the country. My friend lost her satria a few yrs ago in b.bintang area and the police found it somewhere in selayang about 1 1/2 month later. So, there's still hope for u i guess, at least for the car. can't say the same about the golfing stuff .. hehe

Al-Manar said...

Hajjah
I am running a ten-year old Wira and is valued at about RM10,000. Now I will keep it for another ten years. A vintage is valued higher as well.Am sorry to hear about your Wira.

Mat Cendana said...

Mamasita
Life imprisonment - I don't know; but it sounds a bit too stiff.

Anyway, don't forget about the people who make this possible - the immediate buyers/brokers. In my opinion, this is the single most important factor that brings into existence - and also then sustain - the basic economics environment of Supply and Demand.

Most of the thieves would find other areas of crime to participate in if the market didn't exist. Why would they want to steal a Proton Wira, for instance, if the `reward factor' isn't there?

Put yourself in their shoes; of the primary motivational factor pulling them to undertake the action. One might already be visualising the sequence as he walks around scouting for today's target --

"Dapat aje Wira tu, terus drive balik ke rumah sepupu... tukar nombor plate dulu. Geledah dalam kereta n boot, silap-silap ada barang kemas ke! Lepas tu call Rivaldo Wong - confirm dengan dia, berapa dia nak bayar. Boleh bawak terus ke Seremban kat dia... RM900, esok boleh pi rumah urut kat Jalan Raja Laut... Balik, pi main terup.."

By the way, would you believe that sometimes a thief might get only RM150 for a Wira?

**As an aside, I had seen two thieves `getting it' from a prison warder at the end of 2005. Or at least "heard two thieves..." That warder has had his car broken into, and the CD player stolen. One of the thieves was crying, begging "Mintak maaf!...SUMPAH namo Allah tok sae buat dah!" --

and we heard a VERY sharp slap.. slaps.. of a size 12 Tat Sing slipper meeting the face...

Mat Cendana said...

By the way, "Car Alarm".. From what I had heard the car thief reveal, it won't prevent a car from being stolen, if he wants it bad enough.

Siren with a piercing 170 decibels alarm that can be heard 70 miles away..unique car door and ignition key that can't be duplicated.. the engine dying by itself after traveling 50 metres if some secret sequence of actions is not done by the thief.. etc etc -- They are great!... but the car will still be stolen.

Don't be in too much awe over these "cutting edge, super-secure, Pentagon-class alarm technology".. and underestimate and belittle the thieves - or at least `the aristocrats'.

Kama said...

Mamasita - kesian, car dah kena curi, bulan2 still kena bayar kat bank..

Pakmat - tak nampak gaya will get it back. wira ni popular for spare partsnya.

Pi - hehehe.. doakan tiap2 malam dia kena whack dengan pak abu's 7-iron.

LF, GJ, 3YH - tq kerana simpati.

Zai & Naz - apa nak buat, some ppl cari makan this way..merompak, mencuri (sighh..)

Tommy - car is insured but the golf stuff dont think so.

Pak Zawi - pak abu kata he wantewd to pay a visit to the sunday market kat shah alam nanti.. kot-kot la ada..

Nana - yup, by this time i think dah tinggal rangka kot. we were more worried abt condo access card than anything else actually. but i hv reported the loss to the mgmt office. hopefully things will be ok.

Mat C - it's true what you said. even the loudest alarm wont stop a determined thief. i should hv bought a steering lock though as an added precaution.

Sue - at the glenmarie industrial area, kata pak abu..there's a luxury car showroom there somewhere; he went to the place to meet a potential client.

Al-Manar - i like the wira, pak cik. senang nak handle.

kay_leeda said...

Kak Puteri,

So sorry to hear about your loss. Tak kira lah big or small, old or new, still a loss. Geram satu hal, the inconvenience satu hal lagi.

One of our cars got stolen right in front of our house. It was a pick up. And that night alone, THREE pick ups were stolen in our area. Haaa....pro ke tak pro they all ni!!! Tak pe lah...tak de rezeki kat situ masa ni. Mungkin ada yg lebih baik yg bakal mendatang, InshaAllah.

To Pak Abu...pasar pagi Shah Alam is on every Sunday. Location is at the car park area of Stadium Melawati Shah Alam. It starts early. By 7 dah ramai peniaga bukak lot masing-masing. Kalu tak jumpa golf set tu..tak pe..pi pekena soup gear box kat situ :)

mekyam said...

omg! what a horrible thing to happen. so sorry to hear this, hjh puteri.

i suppose the recovery rate would be nil if this was the work of those syndicates who strip stolen cars down to sellable parts.

but i can imagine it's not just the monetary loss that rankles. one feels even more keenly the loss of things like a favorite golfing hat.

jaflam said...

Slm Kama,
Sorry to hear about your stolen wira. May the thief go to hell and you be blessed with more rezeki soon.

Zendra-Maria said...

kama, my commiserations for Pak Abu's and your loss.

You may have to be prepared for Pak Abu's withdrawal synptoms hehehe.

Kitchen Guardian said...

kak puteri,

sorry to hear abt this, hish org org ni i tak pahamlah! tak pa inshaallah pak abu dapat rezeki kereta yg lebih better.

Patricia said...

Oh, isn't that a complete pain?! I have an old Wira and had thought it was safe from being stolen! Who'd want a silly local car when there are all the other 'imports' parked to the left and to the right?!

Sigh. I am so sad to hear this. And now you are at a place where you don't know whether to get another car, or wait and hope-against-hope that this one is found.

I hope it is found. Plus the precious golf things.

SOHO Mama said...

Salam K.Puteri..
The PAIN of the car being stolen tu lebih dari apa2 yang hilang (well, sakit jugak lah kot sebab brg2 golf yg hilang!). Frust, especially after you decided to get the Wira for specific purposes..
I baru baca another blog, orang tu kena car-hijack. They threatened the kids..the world now is so scary :(

Madam Tai Tai No More said...

Oh Puteri..deeply sorry for your loss. I hope you can claim the loss from your insurance. I know it's leceh, but better that than a 100% loss.

Kama said...

Kay, Mekyam, Jeff, Zen - indeed it's the inconvenience yg melecehkan; hilang dah sah hilang. and now I hv to put with a very 'monyok' husband as well.. hehehe.. takpa, cobaan..!

KG - he was already surfing the net dok check out kereta ganti..

Pat - we thought we would be safe with such a nondescript model; never knew wira is among the more popular 'curi' target..

SohoM - that's one thing i am thankful for, that we werent in the car when it happened. buatnya diangkut kita sekali and then dikerjakan kita yg dah tua ni as well.. Allah, mintak selisih..

Mdm TT - pak abu spoke to an officer from the insurance co; Insyaallah shouldnt be a problem. cuma takes time sikit.. that's ok.. patience has its virtues.

AuntieYan @ Makcik Blogger said...

Salam kak Puteri,

Saya turut berasa sedih dengan kehilangan ini. Susah nak cakap lah sekarang ni. Adik saya pernah hilang kenderaan sampai 3 kali, dua kali hilang moto, last year dia hilang kete Honda CRV yang hanya sempat diguna selama 7 bulan.
Semua ini ujian dari Allah...mana tahu, hati si pencuri lembut dan pulangkan kete tu nanti...
Saya, setiap kali ke mana-mana, hati risau je bila nak park kete.
Apa nak buat, tawakal sajalah.

MA said...

A friend of mine lost her car in a carpark! Macamana boleh keluar dgn tak ada tiket pun tak tahu lah...

Then a few months later, the car was found minus all four tyres and parts down in some gaung in Semenyih. Lepas dah kebas parts tu, depa tolak masuk gaung...

Insya Allah, in face of adversity you will be blessed with more rezeki...

Kama said...

Yan - takpalah, doh takdok rezeki. I nak tegelak satu kawan tu kata kat FB, esok2 diakhirat jenuh dia cari nok return kereta tu..lol.. masa tu say anok kabor ke dia, mung simpan la, drive bawok masuk syurga..hehehe

MA - aduss, dah dicuri, direlai, rangka ditolak masuk gaung pulak. anyway, we are a-okay with apa saja. dah fated, takpalah.

Lawyer Kampung said...

Sis kama, just read the post, sorry to hear about the loss...

Kama said...

LK - tq atas keperihatinan.

NURAINA A SAMAD said...

puteri,

sorry to hear that...baru baca yr posting.

dunno whether this is any comfort. kawan kita, Rocky, got his Perdana stolen from in front of his home. dah consider gone, write off, whatever. tapi buat polis report juga, as is the procedure.

two years later, he got a call from the police...that they found his car somewhere near san peng area in KL.

when he saw the car, he wished it was never found. but, dah nak di jumpa balik. so thank the ALmighty. perdana dia sudah macam dvd pirate seller punya car -- all modified. ada chinese music CDs in his car...you can imagine.

the curi kereta case masuk court. he finally regained ownership of the car. repaired and made it look a decent perdana.

so. mana tahu....your wira just waiting to be found. tapi jangan lah bertahun-tahun...:-)

take care.

hope all's well with you and pak abu!

salamz..

Kama said...

Ena - oh dear, after two years jumpa balik! Sure sedih tengok the car punya condition.. our wira ni entahlah; cops kata wira is a fav taget sebab depa strip the parts.

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