KUALA LUMPUR - A couple of snatch thieves were in a car trying to catch their victim offguard.
In the incident, a woman was walking past the car which was waiting at an intersection when a man in the front passenger seat suddenly opened the door and tried to snatch her gold chain.
She put up a struggle and managed to fend off her attacker who ducked back into the car and sped off.
The incident, which happened in Desa Aman Puri, Kepong at about 12.30pm on Tuesday, was recorded by another motorist who had a camera mounted on the dashboard of his car.
Lim Kwee Han, the motorist, submitted a copy of the video to the Malaysian Crime Awareness Campaign (MCAC).
The MCAC uses its Facebook page to propagate crime awareness. Started about a year ago, it has some 60,000 likes.
The footage can be viewed at mob.com.my, the Metro Online Broadcast portal which offers news written by the public.
An official from the Sri Damansara police station said no report was lodged over the incident yet, and urged the victim to come forward.