Foreign couple fall victim to snatch theft in Miri

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By Brad Rantayy

MIRI, April 20: A couple allegedly lost their passports, work permits, RM1,600 cash, necklaces and bracelets to a snatch thief while riding on a motorcycle here on Friday.

The 6pm incident happened near SMK St Joseph along Jalan Angsana when the Indonesian woman and her Bangladeshi husband were heading towards the city centre.

She lost her handbag when a stranger, also on a motorcycle closed in, snatch it and sped off. Total losses were estimated at RM9,000.

Sources said the victims had attempted to pursue the suspect but to no avail. A police report has been lodged. — DayakDaily