Dramatic moment: Angry bystanders corner a handbag thief in a grocery store parking lot and hand out their own brand of street justice
- Group corner thief in supermarket parking lot
- The man would have used a stolen credit card
- He escaped the mob and remains on the run
Angry bystanders have cornered a man in an IGA parking garage after he allegedly used a credit card he previously stole from a woman’s handbag.
The Queensland woman is said to have stolen her handbag from her car around 6pm Friday night outside a daycare center in Parkridge, south of Brisbane.
In the hours that followed, the alleged thief is accused of making multiple purchases with her card until he then used it again at a local supermarket.
The woman was alerted that her credit card was being used at the IGA store in nearby Crestmead and quickly drove there to locate the alleged thief.
When she arrived and told bystanders what had happened, the angry mob swarmed around the man.
A group of bystanders (pictured) have taken the law into their own hands as they try to stop a handbag thief at an IGA in Logan, Queensland
Footage posted online shows the man getting into the passenger seat of a car as locals try to pull him out.
One person is seen kicking the car while others try to pry open the doors and hold on to the car to prevent it from getting away.
After a struggle that lasted minutes, the alleged thief managed to escape the group and flee the scene.
The mother whose card was allegedly stolen said on social media: “They stole my purse from my car at 6pm tonight from outside my son’s daycare in Parkridge in the two minutes it took me to duck in and pick them up.’
“My blood is boiling that they’re sneaking around daycare.”
The alleged thief remains a fugitive. Queensland Police say they are investigating the incident.
After the alleged thief attempted to use a stolen credit card, bystanders swarmed at him around corners and tried to pull him out of the car he got into (pictured)