They grabbed her handbag and sped off, but the 76-year-old showed much guts and gumption (befitting of the late Lee Kuan Yew) and refused to let go of her bag.
As a result, she was dragged along the road, and suffered bruises to her forehead, right arm and foot.
She survived and kept the bag, but the would-be snatch thieves got away.
Fortunately, this video footage recorded from a parked car’s dashcam captured the motorcycle’s number plate, and Malaysian police swooped and apprehended the culprits.
The incident happened in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, and has left residents there shaken.