This is definitely a dramatic holiday for Singaporean Yvonne Yong and Malaysian Jackson Tan. After a romantic proposal with guy kneed down and girl said YES! Their holiday villa got burgled ..
According to The Straits Times, The couple had gone to the island of Koh Phangan in Thailand with five friends.
Jackson (24 yo) proposed to Yvonne during her 24th birthday on Dec 11. And Yvonne say YES!
However, things turned sour a few days later. On Dec 14, at around 5am, a burglar broke into their villa and stole many of their items.
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Officially engaged! He proposed to me on my 24th birthday, on my birthday trip 🤣🎉🎉 Luckily I didn't cry if not the photos wouldn't look as good as it was! Special thanks to Serene, ah Toh, Sean, Ryan and Eric for coming and celebrating with us this milestone in our lives, I'm thankful to call you guys my friends. For all the hard work and struggle trying to keep me in the dark, getting stopped at customs for carrying too many batteries as the decorations and 'smoking' me so I wouldn't know why you guys were stopped. Worried that I'll wake up from my afternoon nap and spoil the surpise. Will upload the proposal video…. Maybe?
Yvonne took to Instgram to recount her harrowing experience. She mentioned the lack of security as the main reason why she was a victim of such a crime.
According to Yvonne, There was only one security guard to patrol about 50 villas. However, on that day where their villa was broken into, the only security guard was on leave as his wife fell sick.
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WE GOT ROBBED IN OUR SLEEP. [ PLEASE HELP ME SHARE THIS AND READ OUR POLICE REPORT, IT'S TRANSLATED FROM THAI. SHARE THIS WITH YOUR FRIENDS TO NEVER LET THEM EXPERIENCE WHAT WE DID] Yes, it couldve been worst Now let me tell you, if you check my history and records, I'm a true and honest person. At this hotel, we got robbed on 14 December 2019, at approximately 0500 – 0540. 1) The security for this place consists of ONE guard, that petrols approximately 50 villas. On the tragic day our house was broken into (UNIT 4E) the guard happens to be ON LEAVE as his wife fell SICK. 2) There's two entrances to this hotel, both had CCTV, none of which "captured" the people that broke into our house. Either that or it did capture that face of these robbers and the villa is not willing to show it to us. 3) Our house consists of 4 rooms, none of which had individual locks on them. That's how the robbers managed to casually walk into our ROOMS, take ALL our BAGS, WALLETS AND PHONES and LEFT scott free. We had no idea what happened, we still dont, to this date, if it was random or we were targetted and by whom We've made the relevant police reports, lost our passports, incurred extra losses for a 3 days 2 night trip. It was my proposal and birthday trip. Please THINK twice before booking this villa. [or at least till they install SAFE locks and provide a SAFE for you to put your belongings overnight. Can you imagine if the thief was armed and one of us actually woke up? what could've happened? FYI the police here (honestly) doesnt help much. We couldve been kidnapped, murdered, raped, whatever. Thankfully(?) they were only in it for the money. All our rooms were pitch black, we weren't drunk that night. We are wondering how did they know where all our stuff was, where we put our bags, where we were charging our phones. The only reason we made it back was cus our friend, woke up as she felt someone unfamiliar beside her. She saw the side view of this thief. The thief did not RUN, she simply turned around and WALKED out of the house. My friend thought she saw a ghost and thought nothing about it. Only Zher Tau and I lost our passports, thankfully all our friends made it h
The rooms in the villa also had no individual locks on them, which was how the burglar had access to their items and the closed-circuit television (CCTV) in the two entrances surrounding the area failed to capture a clear enough image of the offender.
However, her friend caught sight of the thief, who appeared to be a young woman. They have lodged a police report.
The couple lost their passports, wallets, phones and bags and estimated lost more than RM15,000.
They ended up had to extend their trip as they lost their passports and needed to fly to Bangkok to get temporary passports.
Despite the unfortunate incident, One thing that brighten her up was her engagement ring was not stolen.
Seems like love does conquer all, even theft. Anyhow, Wish the both of you happily ever after ❤️
Source: The Straits Times