Tuesday, February 18

Irate husband of woman attacks crane operator with hammer


KUCHING: A crane operator was attacked with a hammer by an irate husband, who found out the former had brought his wife for an outing without his knowledge.

The incident occurred around 6.30am yesterday, when the 52-year-old operator was approached by the husband and three other men while he was having breakfast alone at a coffee shop in Pending.

The group immediately attacked him with a hammer to teach him a lesson not to take another man’s wife out and left him lying injured on the floor of the coffee shop as they made their exit.

Following the incident, the victim lodged a report at the Bintawa police station where he also claimed that the group had stolen his waist pouch, which contained two mobile phones and several hundred ringgit.

In an unrelated case, two robbers escaped with nearly RM1,000 worth of tobacco products after holding up a 24-hour convenience store at Jalan Bayor Bukit in Tabuan Jaya early Tuesday.

The robbers – wearing motorcycle helmets and concealing their faces with cloth – rushed into the outlet around 4.30am and threatened the two employees behind the counter with a machete.

They proceeded to grab over 50 packs of cigarettes and several packets of tobacco, as well as some chocolates and breath mints, before fleeing the scene on a motorcycle.

The two employees, who were not hurt in the incident, described the getaway machine as a red Yamaha LC135 bike with its license plates removed.