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bag snatcher Line breaks: bag snatch¦er

Definition of bag snatcher in English:


A thief who steals a handbag from the person carrying it.
Example sentences
  • There were certainly challenges that came with living here: such as having to be on constant watch for hijackers and bag snatchers and home invaders.
  • Someone who steals from the vulnerable, such as a bag snatcher targeting a pensioner, pregnant women or tourist, could be given a community order, although the starting point would be 18 weeks in jail.
  • Police have nabbed a would-be bag snatcher but the identity of his intended victim remains a mystery.

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