Bus hit a criminal - level 3

Bus hit a criminal - level 3

24-05-2013 06:00

When pickpocketing goes seriously wrong.

A Colombian thief badly botched his getaway after swiping a woman's phone at a bus station in Colombia.

After snatching her mobile, the thief sprinted out of the doors and ran straight into an oncoming bus. And despite being robbed by him just seconds earlier, his victim even helps him out even from under the bus. Luckily, he only suffered minor injuries.

"This person was captured afterwards. The victim helped the thief by taking him out from under the bus. And some of his accomplices have been captured in the last few hours."

According to police the man already had a history of theft. He was prosecuted after leaving the hospital.

Interesting words: pickpocketing (stealing from someone's pocket), botch (do something wrong), getaway (escape), swipe (steal), snatch (take quickly), accomplice (person who helps a criminal), prosecute (take someone to court).

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