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Snatch thief with 20 criminal records crashes into car while trying to flee the scene

What comes around goes around.

GOMBAK – A 29-year-old snatch thief’s attempt to flee the scene after snatching a woman’s handbag was foiled after onlookers apprehended him on Thursday (Sept 30).

The incident happened in front of the Selayang Municipal Council (MPS) stall at Jalan SG 3/11, Taman Sri Gombak.

Gombak District police chief, Assistant Commissioner Zainal Mohamed Mohamed said they received a report at 8.10 am.

“The 33-year-old victim was in front of the stall before the suspect snatched her bag while on his Yamaha LC motorcycle.

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“However, he crashed into another vehicle while trying to escape.

“He was then nabbed by the public before being handed to the police,” he said in a statement today.

Photo: Harian Metro

Zainal Mohamed added that preliminary investigations found the suspect to have 20 criminal records, including three drug-related charges.

“The motorcycle used in the theft was also reported stolen in Kajang.

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“We are also very grateful to the public’s swift action and we urge those with further information to contact Inspector Atikah Adnan at 03-61262222 or 018-3648044,” he said.

The case will be investigated under Section 392 of the Penal Code, which carries a jail term of up to 14 years, a fine, and whipping.

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