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Bad snatch thief

This happened on the same Friday night some of us went to Mage Cafe. I went to meet up with a friend for drinks at SS2 Murni's after that. Never thought something like this would happen to me, since I'm so careful. But it's like they just know exactly when you let you guard down -- even if it was for just a few seconds!

I'm usually very cautious when I'm on the road, since I'm quite paranoid when it comes to snatch thieves and all. But just when I let my guard down for a few seconds to open my car door while talking to my friend (who was walking beside me), I suddenly heard a familiar buzz of a motorcycle coming from behind me -- and this was in the opposite direction of the one way street.

The moment I heard the sound, I thought to myself, "uh oh, I think something bad is going to h...". A split second after that, I felt contact on my handbag (which straps were hanging around my right arm) and I immediately knew I was in for trouble. Naturally, I started to scream and shriek like there was no tomorrow.

The motorcyclist yanked the handbag from my arm -- he yanked it very hard and my arm really hurt. The force threw me off-balance, so I nearly fell but my friend was quick to catch me. I was still screaming. My friend, who had just realised what had happened, aggressively shouted "HOI!!!" at the snatch thief. There was only one motorcyclist. He was speeding off when something fell from his motorcycle onto the road. I didn't have my spectacles on so I couldn't really see what it was. The thief was several meters ahead when he realised that he had dropped something, so he turned around to look. He hesitated for a second, but he decided against turning back to retrieve it, and continued to speed away. It all happened so fast.

When he was out of sight, both my friend and I stood there staring at the object the thief dropped for a second. It was... my handbag. Huh? He already took out my wallet and didn't need the handbag anymore? So fast? Ah, who cares! I ran towards my handbag, grabbed it and scrambled around to look for my car keys. All I could think of was to get out of there before the thief comes back with his mat rempit friends or something. My car keys were lying two meters behind where I stood when the incident happened. Turns out I had flung my arms in the air (probably trying to catch my balance) when the thief was snatching my bag from me.

It was only until I got into my car that I realised... the thief actually dropped my entire handbag! But I wasn't entirely sure since my handbag was all torn up. Regardless, I didn't really want to confirm it then. All I wanted was to get out of that place.

I remember trembling as I drove all the way home. I was terribly frightened and in shock.

My friend came home with me to make sure I was safe. And we discussed what happened after that...

It's strange how on that night, I had decided not to use my usual Guess handbag, and instead opted for the "very cheap RM20 only -- I got us 3!" handbag my sister bought for the entire family. Also, for some reason, I decided to stuff every single portable gadget I own into the bag -- including an NDS charger! The bag was so full I almost couldn't zip it up. And because the bag was so cheap, 3/4 of its straps snapped when the thief yanked it from my arm. And because it also weighed like a tonne of bricks from all the gadgets, the thief probably couldn't hold it properly when he was trying to get away. So he accidentally dropped it! Just like the blardy idiot he is.

I couldn't sleep alone that night. I didn't feel safe at home either so I slept over at my friend's place. Sigh. Even now I'm still rather shaken from the incident that I'm still afraid to go out at night. I guess I was really lucky that nothing really bad happened (apart from a few bad bruises on my arm). I've heard stories that victims sometimes get dragged along the road when their bag straps don't snap (like mine). Or get their arms sliced up by the snatch thieves. Or worse, some victims have died after hitting their heads on the road or against sharp objects lying around on the road. Gulp!

Really... thank goodness nothing bad happened. From now on, I'm all for cheap handbags! Or deep pants pockets!

Comments

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axtar
Jan. 6th, 2008 04:32 pm (UTC)
>____< Thank goodness you're alright! *hugs*
ilunari
Jan. 6th, 2008 05:12 pm (UTC)
Aww man that sure sucks.

Glad to know you're alright.
_kazeki_
Jan. 6th, 2008 05:30 pm (UTC)
glad you're all right!
hooli
Jan. 6th, 2008 05:42 pm (UTC)
Wait, so did you or did you not actually lose your wallet?

Glad you're safe. It's all that matters.
christy
Jan. 6th, 2008 05:49 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the concern~

I didn't lose anything in the end. The thief dropped my entire handbag a few seconds after he snatched it from me. I think he made away with one of my handbag straps though coz it's missing. If you don't count the handbag, nothing lost there. Instead, I *gained* a few bruises! Arm still hurts a bit but it's generally okay. *glad*
dmjewelle
Jan. 6th, 2008 11:36 pm (UTC)
You're EXTREMELY lucky! Thank goodness you're okay!
futomimii
Jan. 7th, 2008 05:41 am (UTC)
Oh my God, thank goodness you're okay. And that you're really lucky for not losing anything.
chocolime
Jan. 7th, 2008 06:08 am (UTC)
glad ur alright tho >.<...thank god the snatch thief was a snatch thief noob. I had a friend who had the exact same experience where the motorcyclist failed to get the bag. She fell over tho..but nothing happen to her so its okay. Mayb its that same goddamn noob snatch thief
carneaglariel
Jan. 7th, 2008 10:24 am (UTC)
O__O *hugs* That was really lucky Xx; Thank goodness you're alright though X_x;
yuncyn
Jan. 7th, 2008 12:22 pm (UTC)
.....your guardian angels were working overtime that night, THANK GOD. *hugs* >___
bunnychan86
Jan. 7th, 2008 06:53 pm (UTC)
lucky you *__* glad to know you're safe and fine... the fear will probably last for a while, so get support from friends!
(Anonymous)
Jun. 23rd, 2008 12:41 pm (UTC)
You Rock!
Sorry to hear about the incident.

Do you play board games at Mage?

Great looking gaming girl - you rock!

mac
sandy_palmer
Jan. 13th, 2011 11:52 am (UTC)
wow! kind of thriller!
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