Public Nabbed Snatch Thief in Pandan Indah

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A 22-year-old man was arrested after passers-by came to the aid of a female 29-year-old promoter who had her handbag snatched in Pandan Indah on Saturday.

The incident took place at about 10am when the victim was walking around the shoplots near Pandan Indah, according to Ampang Jaya district police chief ACP Hamzah Alias.

The suspect suddenly approached her and snatched her handbag.

“The victim fell on the road and suffered bruises on her right hand and leg. Meanwhile, passers-by around the vicinity who witnessed the incident came to her rescue and apprehended the suspect, who is from Ampang too,” Hamzah said.

The suspect was handed over to the police following the incident.

Hamzah said checks also found that the motorcycle used during the theft was reported stolen earlier.

The case is being investigated for attempted robbery and for possessing a stolen vehicle.