snatch theft

noun

  • Criminal Law

Definitions of snatch theft

  • the unlawful taking of a piece of personal property such as a mobile phone or a wallet in a public place

    According to statistics, 50% of all muggings and snatch theft offences involve mobiles.

Phrase Bank for snatch theft

  • Police are expecting to solve at least four snatch theft and robbery cases reported in Damansara.

  • Snatch theft victim Cindy Brewster has asked if the police were able to identify foreigners involved in snatch theft cases.

  • They were devastated when their child was jailed for snatch theft.

  • A 25-year-old man was arrested on Tuesday for suspected involvement in a case of snatch theft at Woodlands.