GEORGE TOWN: A gutsy 34-year-old housewife fended off two snatch thieves, causing them to fall off their motorcycle and suffer injuries before they were caught by passers-by.
The incident happened near a traffic light junction in Jalan Batu Feringghi here at 12.45pm on Thursday.
Northeast district deputy police chief Superintendent Gan Kong Meng said the duo rode up alongside the woman who was riding a motorcycle, as she was slowing down at the junction.
The pillion rider then snatched the woman's handbag which was placed in the storage compartment of her motorcycle.
She immediately grabbed her bag from him and put up a fight.
This caused her and the suspects to lose their balance and all of them fell off their motorcycles.
By then a crowd had already rushed to the victim's aid. They apprehended the two men, aged 24 and 26, and called the police.
Gan said the suspects suffered from leg injuries, while the woman had bruises resulting from the struggle.
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