PETALING JAYA - Two snatch thieves picked the wrong victim when the man gave chase in his car and rammed the duo off their motorcycle.
Restaurant owner Kee Ooi Leng, 28, was talking on his mobile phone as he stopped his car at a traffic light in Taman Sri Gombak when two men on a motorcycle pulled up next to him.
As his window was wound down, the pillion rider cooly reached into the car and snatched Kee's phone from his hand and sped off.
"He responded quickly and chased after the duo in his car," said Gombak OCPD ACP Abdul Rahim Abdullah. "They got as far as 100m before they were flung off their bike when Kee rammed into them," he said.
The robbers, aged 20 and 21, tried to flee on foot but were blocked and beaten up by bystanders.
One of the suspects sustained a broken right leg while the other fractured his left ankle. They were later picked up by police officers and sent to the Selayang Hospital.
ACP Abdul Rahim said the suspects had been remanded until Oct 17 and the case was being investigated under Section 395 of the Penal Code for robbery.