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Batu MP's Facebook Livestream On Jalan Ipoh Catches Snatch Theft In Action

The crime took place when Prabakaran was out inspecting the road conditions in his constituency.

Cover image via P. Prabaparam/Facebook

A snatch theft in action was caught on a Facebook livestream by Batu Member of Parliament (MP) Prabakaran Parameswaran while he was out inspecting the condition of Jalan Ipoh in his constituency

According to a Malaysiakini report, the Batu parliamentarian, accompanied by his team members, was speaking with the locals when a motorcyclist rode by and snatched a man's gold chain.

The victim said that he felt a hand on his shoulder right before the motorcyclist grabbed his chain and fled away, the report stated, adding that the crime took place on Tuesday, 4 February.

Screenshots from Prabakaran's Facebook livestream.

Image via P. Prabakaran/Facebook

After having witnessed a crime take place in front of his eyes, the parliamentarian has asked the police to increase patrols in the area

The 23-year-old MP also said that the Facebook live footage has been handed over to the police.

"Additionally, a closed-circuit television (CCTV) camera on the street will also be used to track down the suspect. I was at the scene of the incident and will testify," he was quoted as saying by Sinar Harian.

Watch the snatch theft in action here:

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