Snatch thief rides into drain after grabbing handbag in Seri Kembangan

SERI KEMBANGAN: A bungling snatch thief lost control of his motorcycle and landed in a drain shortly after snatching a handbag on Thursday (Oct 29).

Pictures of the injured thief lying in the drain were shared on Facebook.

Serdang OCPD Asst Comm Razali Abu Samah said the incident occured at around 5.30pm.

"We received information that a woman had become a victim in a snatch theft case in front of a restaurant in Seri Kembangan.

"She screamed for help, and the suspect tried to flee the scene but lost control of his machine and fell into a drain," he said in a statement on Friday.

He said passersby rushed over and performed a citizen's arrest before handing him over to the police who arrived shortly after.

"Investigations on the suspect revealed a number of mobile phones which we believe were stolen.

"We also found several packets of a substance believed to be drugs on him," he said, adding that checks revealed the suspect had a criminal record with four counts on it.

He said the suspect was now in hospital for medical treatment for a suspected broken leg and internal bleeding of the head.

Those with information on the case or other crime activities should contact the police hotline at 03-2052 9999, or visit the nearest police station.

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