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SHAH ALAM: Two brothers were killed when their motorcycle rammed into a taxi while they were trying to escape after allegedly snatching a woman's handbag yesterday.
One of them had smashed the passenger side window of the woman's Mercedes-Benz while she was waiting at a traffic light junction and grabbed her Louis Vuitton bag which was on the seat.
The brothers then sped off towards Jalan Subang, heading towards the Federal Highway.
Road Transport Department officers in a patrol car who witnessed the incident gave chase, with sirens blaring, and they were joined by the victim, 43-year-old Junaili Abdul Hamid, in her car.
As the two vehicles caught up with the Yamaha RX-Z motorcycle the brothers were on about 2km away, the snatch thieves panicked and the machine went out of control, smashing into the rear of a taxi.
The impact of the crash threw the two 20m in front of the taxi. Their motorcycle was reduced to a wreck with its parts strewn all over the road, with the fuel tank found some 10m away.
Bleeding profusely from injuries to his head and body, the 25-year-old younger brother tried to escape on foot.
However, he collapsed about 50m away, near a construction site and was found dead in a sitting position, clutching an inhaler.
His 30-year-old brother fell at a junction, still clutching the handbag and bleeding from the head and body. Passersby spotted him rolling on the road, screaming for help.
He tried to stand up several times but collapsed each time.
The bag was later taken from him and returned to the victim and an ambulance took him to the Tengku Ampuan Rahimah Hospital in Klang, where he later died.