Two men on a motorcycle snatched a bag from a 19-year-old teen in broad daylight yesterday, 4 June
It was reported that the victim was waiting for a friend at the Jalan Kuari bus stop in Cheras when the incident happened at about 9.30am.
She was approached by two assailants who were riding a Yamaha 125Z.
The next thing you know, the pillion rider snatched her handbag before they fled on their motorcycle.
The snatch thieves attempted to flee but they were stopped by the victim's friend
According to Cheras OCPD Asst Comm Chong Kok Sin, the victim had contacted her friend after the incident happened.
The friend happened to be nearby the scene and upon learning what had transpired, he decided to go after the suspects.
In a bid to stop the suspects from escaping, the man drove his car towards the motorcycle which the suspects were riding on.
The man successfully rammed into the duo near the bus stop, causing the assailants to be thrown off from their motorcycle. It was reported that the man then informed the police about the incident and proceeded to lodge a police report on the matter.
Following the incident, a video recording that depicts the aftermath of the collision has surfaced on social media:
NOTE: The video recording contains graphic content that may not be suitable for all audience.
The suspects suffered injuries to the face and body. They also broke their legs.
"The suspects, aged 23 and 18 in total have 17 previous records and have been sent to the Ampang Hospital for further treatment while the woman escaped unhurt," Chong reportedly said.
Chong also revealed that the motorcycle the suspects were riding on was sporting a fake registration number that was reported missing recently.
He added that the two suspects will be detained further for investigations under Section 395 of the Penal Code for robbery.
In other news, villagers in Sitiawan tied two men to a coconut tree after they were caught stealing coconuts recently: