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Monday, June 5, 2017

Snatch thieves suffer broken legs after being rammed

KUALA LUMPUR - Two robbers picked up the wrong woman to mess with when her friend gave chase and rammed their motorcycle with his car today morning.

In the 9.30am incident, the woman, 19, who was the victim was waiting for her friend at a bus stop along Jalan Kuari, here was approached by two assailants on a motorcycle.

Cheras district police chief ACP Chong Kok Sin said one of the suspect, who was the pillion rider then snatched her handbag before fleeing on their motorcycle.

"The victim then contacted her friend, whom she was waiting. The friend who had just arrived near the scene decided not to let the matter rest then gave chase, before succeeding in ramming the duo near the bus stop," he said in a statement today.

Chong said the man who rammed the suspects then informed police about the incident and subsequently lodged a police report.

He said the suspects suffered injuries including broken legs.

"The suspects, aged 23 and 18 in total have 17 previous records and have been sent to the Ampang Hospital for further treatment while the woman escaped unhurt," added Chong.

The case is being investigated under Section 395 of the Penal Code for robbery.

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