bag-snatching

bag-snatching

n
Brit theft that involves snatching women's handbags
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bag-snatching

[ˈbægˌsnætʃɪŋ] Ntirón m (de bolsos)

bag-snatching

[ˈbægˌsnætʃɪŋ] n (Brit) → scippo
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TWO teenagers who went on a bag-snatching spree have lost appeals against 12-month jail sentences.
Purisima, disclosed that for the past few months, his office has been receiving reports and complaints directly from residents, workers and other stakeholders in Makati about rampant criminality, particularly holdup and bag-snatching incidents which happen even in broad daylight.
BAG-snatching, shoplifting and pickpocketing have all soared as millions are left behind by the economic recovery.
Despite intensified patrolling by the Sharjah Police near ATMs, shopping centres and commercial outlets, 15 bag-snatching incidents were reported during this holy month of Ramadan and Eid holiday, raising serious security concerns among residents in the emirate.
Detective Sergeant Gareth Morgan of Bridgend CID said: "The chances of you becoming a victim of bag-snatching, pickpocketing or purse theft are low.
Police say they want to curb a menacing escalation of bag-snatching by crooks using bikes for a quick getaway.
In a bid to raise money they try to fail to execute a series of crimes, from shoplifting to bag-snatching and car-jacking.
Five bag-snatching robberies by two men on a mini-motorcycle hit Nishinomiya, Hyogo Prefecture Thursday night.
A BAG-SNATCHING cyclist who preyed on elderly women was jailed for five years yesterday.
Summary: SHARJAH - A series of bag-snatching cases during the last two years has raised serious concern among residents in Sharjah.
Bag-snatching is a common crime throughout Europe and one can only sympathise with her, hopefully she will see the car again someday and point it out to local people.
About 40 minutes later, a similar bag-snatching incident targeting women on bicycles took place about 300 meters away, this time involving a 29-year-old woman who lost a hand-bag containing about 20,000 yen in cash.