A snatch thief's attempt to escape on his motorcycle after stealing a woman's handbag was foiled when he got hit by a car during his getaway
His escape quickly came to an end when he crashed right into an oncoming car
In the videos, it is seen that two passers-by had stopped to help the suspect pick up his fallen motorcycle and wrap up his injured leg
Meanwhile, a distressed woman carrying a yellow bag, the alleged victim, had caught up to the scene to tell them what had happened.
"He pointed a knife at me and pulled my bag," she told them.
However, when they apprehended him, he denied everything.
"I don't know. I don't know why she suddenly ran. It's not like I wanted to steal anything," he said.
Gombak district police chief Assistant Commissioner Arifai Tarawe said the case was being investigated
He said the victim has lodged a police report on the incident and they have recorded her statement.
"Members of the public managed to recover the woman's handbag," he confirmed.
The suspect, who sustained severe injuries to his leg, has also been apprehended and handed over to police, before he was taken to Selayang Hospital for treatment, Arifai added.
Background checks showed that the 29-year-old man has a criminal record for drug-related offences.
"We seized a Yamaha Y15 motorcycle believed to have been used by the suspect to commit the crime. We also seized a sling bag and mobile phone from the suspect," he said.