Malaysian pickpockets steal phone and scram, but caught by CCTV footage

You'll definitely be more mindful of your valuables after watching this video of a group of pickpockets in action.

In a video uploaded onto Facebook page Bojio Buddy, a team of pickpockets can be seen stalking a woman in a shop in Kuala Lumpur before they distract her, steal her phone and flee the scene. 

According to World of Buzz, the contributor of the footage said the theft happened last Saturday evening (Mar 11) at one of the stores in Pavilion Kuala Lumpur.

The contributor said:

"“Based on the CCTV footages, we’ve been targeted by the group of pickpockets which consists of four people.

"They followed us into the shop but we didn’t suspect anything.

"When we were separated in the shop, the group of four started making their moves on my friend.

“When my friend was looking at the clothes, the first accomplice approached my friend and suddenly snatched one of the clothes my friend was holding.

"She was startled and her attention was distracted. 

“It was at this moment that the other accomplice reached inside her bag and stole her phone while covering her hand with a piece of clothing that she was holding.

“She (second accomplice) then passed the phone to a guy standing nearby.

“The guy immediately exited the shop followed by the other three accomplices seconds later.” 

Check out the video below!