JOHOR BARU - A robbery video showing a thief who used a knife to remove a car window and steal the owner's handbag has gone viral.
Many were amazed by the swiftness of the act. He took a mere 10 seconds to pull the window out and throw it aside - with the woman driver still at the wheel.
The 98-second long video from a shop's CCTV along Jalan Rosemerah here showed the thief, along with an accomplice, rode up to the woman's car on a motorcycle.
The pillion rider then ran to the car and quickly dismantled the passenger side window at about 9.20am on Tuesday, before speeding off.
Seri Alam OCPD Supt Roslan Zainuddin said the 32-year-old victim had lodged a report over the incident the same day, adding the robber had threatened the driver with the knife.
The case has been classified under Section 395 of the Penal Code for armed robbery.
Meanwhile, many who saw the video on Facebook were stunned at how quick and easy it was for the thief to dismantle the car window.
Nadia Radzidin Nad Hodel said it was scary that the whole incident had happened so quickly and in broad daylight.
"It just shows how daring thieves are nowadays," she said.
Many other online comments were also directed at the driver who many felt should have acted faster by moving her car so the thief would not be able to steal her bag.
"The woman driver should have just rammed her car into the thieves," said Syafiq Noorhalim.
Another Facebook user Edmund Wee said it only takes seconds to react and questioned why the driver took so long.
"The driver only needed to put the car in reverse and move the vehicle," he said.