Woman in tug-of-war with snatch thieves in Malaysia and bravely fights them off

A woman bravely fought against two snatch thieves in Malaysia when they wanted to grab her handbag.

According to the Malaysian Crime Awareness Campaign Facebook page, the incident took place at 5.59 pm on Monday (Nov 23) along Taman Daya Kepong field.

CCTV footage showed two suspects approaching the woman on a motorbike while she was walking, before slowing down and trying to grab her handbag.

The suspect on the bike's backseat snatched the woman’s bag immediately after she noticed their presence.

Despite losing her balance and falling backwards, the woman reacted very quickly and tried to pull her bag back.

A tug-of-war ensued and the suspect also kicked the victim.

Fortunately, she was not seriously harmed and the suspects, who gave up fighting, eventually fled the scene.