Passers-by in Ipoh thwart snatch theft, then violently beat up the culprits

Submitted by Stomper Mohan

This story was submitted via Stomp App contribution.

Stomper Mohan alerted Stomp to a video that has been circulating on WhatsApp showing two thieves getting beaten up by angry passers-by. 

According to World Of Buzz, the incident happened on Tuesday (Mar 28) in an alleyway in Ipoh, Malaysia. 

In the minute-long video, two people on a motorcycle can be seen stopping beside a parked car. The pillion rider gets off and snatches a bag from a woman seated in the car. 

Before they can make a quick getaway, two men rush to the aid of the victim. After they push the motorcycle to the ground, the pillion rider tries to escape on foot, but is restrained by two men who proceed to throw punches at his helmet. 

The motorcyclist can also be seen getting struck in the head with a helmet multiple times by a man wearing a white shirt. He makes three attempts to escape on the motorcycle, but is stopped by passers-by. 

More people eventually join the fray; some restrain the culprits, while others can be seen unleashing a volley of punches on them. 

The Stomper said:

"This shows that if we work together, crimes can be stopped. Bravo to the Malaysians."