Two men were caught on camera attempting to snatch a woman's handbag by smashing her car window at a traffic light in Bandar Sri Damansara, Kuala Lumpur on Saturday, 12 December
The snatch theft attempt was captured by a dashcam of a car waiting behind the victim's vehicle at a red light around 5.45pm on Saturday evening.
The footage has since gone viral on social media, with the caption that the date and time of the dashcam had yet to be adjusted by its owner.
The video shows two suspects on a motorcycle stopping beside a Nissan Almera at a junction
In a matter of eight seconds, one of the motorcyclists leans in to smash the car window using his elbow and makes a grab for the driver's handbag, which was said to be on the passenger's seat.
Petaling Jaya police chief ACP Nik Ezanee Mohd Faisal said the suspects, however, failed to steal the valuable possession and quickly made a getaway.
"They failed as the victim managed to hold on to her handbag," Nik Ezanee told Bernama on Sunday, 13 December.
He added that the 47-year-old victim did not suffer any injuries.
The police are now on the hunt for the two suspects
Nik Ezanee said the case is being investigated under Section 393 of the Penal Code for attempted robbery.
The offence carries a maximum seven year's jail term and a fine if convicted.
A snatch theft victim recently warned women not to go to public toilets alone after someone attempted to steal her handbag: