.
.
.
.

Outrage over bike-riding thief grabbing woman’s purse in Yemen

Published: Updated:

Social media users in Yemen circulated heartbreaking footage of the moment a motorbike-riding thief snatched a bag off a woman’s shoulder in the Houthi-controlled city of Sanaa.

The users said the incident took place Tuesday evening, in Algeria Street, central Sanaa. The CCTV footage of a shop nearby captured the thief speeding with his bike to approach the woman, who was walking with a relative.

He snatched the bag off her shoulder, knocking the poor woman to the ground in the process. The fall led to severe injuries in her chest area, reports said.

There was outrage following the crime with financial reward being announced for whoever provides information on the thief.