Bag snatcher picks wrong cab to flee scene

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 23 October, 2010, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 23 October, 2010, 12:00am

Police praised a taxi driver and two other men after they caught a robber who snatched a handbag from a woman and jumped into a cab to escape. The taxi driver stopped in the middle of the road in Tin Shui Wai early yesterday and locked the doors, but the man smashed a window and fled. However, he was caught by the other men, who had been alerted by the woman and given chase in a car. Police recovered the handbag and found suspected ketamine on the suspect.