PETALING JAYA – A video of a brazen snatch theft in a housing area here has been making the rounds online.
In the 1min 36s video shot on Jan 31, an SUV can be seen entering the compound of a house, and then the driver and passenger, both females, exit the vehicle.
At the one-minute mark, a white Myvi enters the frame and stops outside the house before a man dressed in a yellow shirt runs out of the car.
He barges through the gate brandishing what appears to be a weapon.
He then knocks both women down, and struggles with the passenger in his effort to steal her handbag.
The robber runs back into the waiting Myvi before he and his accomplice speed off.
It is believed that the video was taken at Kampung Tunku, in SS1, here.
A report was made the same day at the Seapark police station.
Petaling Jaya OCPD Asst Comm Mohd Zani Che Din confirmed the incident.
He added that the case is being investigated under Section 395/397 for armed gang robbery.