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LAST_UPDATEMon, 18 Jun 2018 11am

Video Of Horrific Snatch Theft In Kota Baru Goes Viral

 

KUALA LUMPUR: A video of a man allegedly snatching a woman's handbag in Kota Baru, Kelantan, has gone viral on social media.

In the two-minute, five-second video, the woman is seen walking towards her car when a man, clad in a black t-shirt, approaches her from behind.

As she stood at the driver-side door, the man lunged for her handbag, which she was wearing on the crook of her elbow.

The violent tug caused the woman to fall onto the tarred road, where she was seen lying motionless for several seconds.

The man then escaped in a black Proton Persona, which was driven by a suspected accomplice.

The woman later attempted to get up but fell into a drain underneath her.

A picture posted on social media showed the woman sitting on a pavement with blood flowing down her face.

The incident was caught by a nearby closed circuit television camera and allegedly took place along a road in Taman Limau Manis on Feb 25.

It is understood that the alleged snatch thief and his accomplice have been arrested by police.

- NST