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Suspected snatch thief nabbed with the help of three public-spirited passers-by

Published on Mar 16, 2014 6:51 PM

A 37-year-old suspected snatch thief was arrested by the police on Saturday afternoon with the help of three public-spirited passers-by.

The victim, a 38-year-old woman, had her purse snatched by a man at Jurong Gateway. Her shouts for help attracted the attention of two passers-by who managed to chase him down and detain him.

The police were eventually called in to arrest the suspect and recover the stolen purse, the police said in a statement on Sunday.

A third passer-by who happened to be driving past during the chase managed to capture the incident on his in-vehicle camera and handed the footage to the police.

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