After we came back from the National Science Centre, I went to my usual salon to have my hair done. The moment I walked in all of them looked at me like one kind..err..did I look that bad after my whole day activities?? No la…it’s just, there was a robbery there at about noon! OMG!! It’s like this place is like so uninteresting, doesn’t look like you can get much out of it in a robbery and that idiot of a robber went in!
The robber went in pretending to be an inquiring customer at first. The owner of the salon (Aunty Y) thought he looked kind of suspicious and told him to come back another time as the salon is very busy then. Then the co-stylist (Aunty N) noticed something amiss as the robber began to reach down to his left foot (was reaching for his knife). Aunty N was standing nearest to the back door and she immediately scooted off and ran for her life! There were about 4 – 5 customers at that time. Aunty N was attending to a hair colouring session with one customer. The moment Aunty N ran off the robber shouted and told her not to run but she ran la..The robber immediately pointed the knife at one customer’s neck(sitting at the waiting chairs nearest to the exit door, therefore nearest to the robber). By this time, everyone in the salon were in a state of shock. The victim was very calm though and gave him her handbag and when he wanted to pull her necklace, she told him not to as she will take it out for him. The moment he got the necklace, he ran out to his accomplice waiting in a motorcycle.
The victim ran out to catch a glimpse and saw the motorcycle plates. She shouted out the number but Aunty Y was still in shock and was not able to think hence unable to jot the plate details. Fortunately someone outside noticed something was not right so he remembered the plate details.
We were all thinking what would happen if Aunty N didn’t run out the back door. She actually saved everyone cos if she didn’t run, the robber would have sapu-ded (robbed) everyone la! But then again, the fact that she ran may have angered the robber and he could have attacked the poor lady that was nearest to him! Anyway, all in all thank God no one was hurt. My cousin who operates her desert factory next to this salon used to sit at where the lady was sitting, in fact she was there just moments before that lady came in. So she could’ve been the victim!
The victim went to report the incident and came back again to have her done..(die die oso have to come back cos she has a dinner that nite ler..) Anyway, Aunty N came back after the robber left and continued with her colouring session. In her state of shock, she actually mixed the wrong colour and the customer had to leave the salon with two different shades on her hair! The customer also was in a state of shock and didn’t mind at all!
The fact that this was the first that happened to this quiet little suburban neighbourhood salon in almost 30 years! Ayo..it’s not safe anywhere la..not even in front of your own house! So be careful, look around before you get down from your car, even when you reach home, look around before you open your gate..scary ler…Do not wear excessive jewellery, they were speculating that the victim actually attracted the robbers as she was wearing quite a bit of jewellery.