What do you do when a snatch thief grabs your bag? Most of us would just wallow in sadness for a period of time and move on.

Not this man.

An unnamed man in Petaling Jaya spent 4 days tracking a snatch thief who snatched his girlfriend’s handbag. He finally pounced on the suspect near a hotel in Section 16 at 10:50am on Saturday (21st May), making a citizen’s arrest.

Source: The Star
Source: The Star

The man then handed the 38-year-old suspect over to the police.

On 17th May, the suspect allegedly snatched the girl’s bag at about 5pm on Jalan 17/2. The girl had just gotten down from a bus.

She told her boyfriend about the incident, who then decided to take matters into his own hands. He scouted areas in the vicinity for days, hoping to recognise someone based on his girlfriend’s description.

Petaling Jaya OCPD Asst Comm Mohd Zani Che Din said police picked up 2 suspected accomplices after questioning the suspect.

He continued:

One of them was a 19-year-old broker and the other, 28, was a buyer of stolen items.

Source: Funny Malaysia
Source: Funny Malaysia

The main suspect who was handed in has a criminal record and is believed to be responsible for at least 20 other snatch theft cases, added Mohd Zani.

All 3 suspects will be detained by police.


It seems like the boyfriend had done society a huge favour by nabbing the snatch thief! Would you have taken matters into your own hand?

Source: The Star.

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