How safe is your shopping centre ?

KUALA  LUMPUR: A  WOMAN was robbed and slashed on her head at the car park of Mid Valley  Megamall here on Friday evening.

The 10.30pm incident, which happened not  far from an entrance to a cinema, was the third robbery at major shopping  complex car parks in the Klang Valley over the past month.

All  three cases involved female victims who were walking alone.

A witness, who  declined to be named, said the victim was found by shoppers who then alerted  the mall's security officers.

The victim was found leaning against a wall  with blood gushing from her head. She was also injured on her hands, believed  to be defensive wounds.
"The woman was too traumatised, her hands were  shaking. She could only tell the security guards that she had been robbed,"  said the witness.

It was learnt that the victim was only several metres  away from her parked car when she was attacked. However, the car was not  stolen.

Meanwhile, Mid Valley Megamall assistant public relations manager  Stephanie Tan said they had surrendered CCTV recordings of the incident to the  police.

"The victim was given immediate assistance by our staff and  customers at the mall soon after the incident.
"She suffered injuries to  her head and face, and was rushed to University Malaya Medical Centre in an  ambulance," Tan said in a statement last night.

The victim was discharged  from the hospital yesterday morning.

Tan said the  incident happened at an office tower lift lobby at parking zone G, at level  four.