Video of brazen snatch theft goes viral

Video of brazen snatch theft goes viral
Daylight robbery: The thief snatching the woman’s handbag despite a struggle after barging into the house in Petaling Jaya.
PHOTO: The Star/Asia News Network

PETALING JAYA - A video of a brazen snatch theft has been making its rounds online.

In the one minute and 36 seconds long video shot on Jan 31, a car is seen entering the compound of a house and then the driver and a passenger, both females, exit the vehicle.

At the minute mark, another car enters the frame and a man dressed in a yellow shirt runs out.

The man then barges through the gate as it slowly closes, brandishing what appears to be a wea­pon.

He knocks the women down and struggles with the passenger for her handbag.

The robber then pushes his way through the almost closed gate and runs back into the waiting second car and escapes.

It is believed that the video was taken from the CCTV of a house in Kampung Tunku SS1 here.

A police report was made the same day at the Seapark police station.

Petaling Jaya OCPD Asst Comm Mohd Zani Che Din confirmed the incident when contac­ted.

Asst Comm Mohd Zani said the case was being investigated under Sections 395/397 for armed gang robbery.

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