In an incident that caused widespread repercussions in Saudi Arabia, a woman was violently assaulted and robbed by a thief in the capital, Riyadh, while activists directed the authorities to requests to deal with the criminal.
Activists on social media circulated a video clip from a surveillance camera of a woman who was intercepted by a thief who grabbed her bag by force and violently hit her before fleeing, while users indicated that the crime occurred the day before yesterday, Wednesday, in the Al-Jaradiyah neighborhood in Riyadh.
And it appeared in the video that the woman was with a child when the man spoke to her, then she began to react to him and move away from him, but he pursued her after she tried to escape from him, but he grabbed her and snatched her bag after he attacked her and pushed her hard until it hit a wall and fell on the ground.
The attacker fled the scene, leaving her on the ground, and the little girl appeared walking towards her mother in a fainting state.
This incident sparked outrage among Saudis, and activists on social media demanded the competent authorities to quickly reach the perpetrator and impose the most severe penalties against him.
??? By God, he must be arrested and defamed, and the harshest punishments are inflicted on him. #Thief_Riyadh
– ? (@ Alotibiy111) March 19, 2021
To my heart’s blood, it is merciful to neither the woman nor her child, and this is a dangerous criminal offense or someone who abuses something
– Ali Al-Joufi (@ 69alial) March 19, 2021
– Sultan Al-Harbi (@ alharbi_4555) March 19, 2021
Source: Saudi media