A group of vigilante passers-by cornered a man in an IGA parking lot after he allegedly used a credit card he had previously stolen from a woman’s purse.
The Queensland woman had her purse stolen from her car outside a Parkridge day care center, south of Brisbane, around 6pm on Friday evening.
In the hours that followed, the alleged thief is accused of making several purchases with his card until he used it again at a local supermarket.
The woman was alerted that her credit card was being used at the nearby Crestmead IGA store and quickly drove there to locate the thief.
When she arrived and told passers-by what had happened, the angry mob took the law into their own hands and swarmed the man.
A group of vigilantes (pictured) have taken public justice into their own hands as they attempt to arrest a purse thief outside an IGA in Logan, Queensland
Footage posted online shows the man getting into the passenger seat of a car as locals try to drag him out.
One person is seen kicking the car while others try to open the doors and cling to the car to stop him from getting away.
After a struggle that lasted a few minutes, the alleged thief managed to escape the local militiamen and flee the scene.
The mum whose card was stolen took to social media, saying: ‘They stole my bag tonight at 6pm from my car outside my son’s daycare center in Parkridge within two minutes of him telling me. took to get in and pick them up.”
“It makes my blood boil that they are creeping into day cares.”
The alleged thief is still at large. Queensland Police said they were investigating the incident.
After the alleged thief attempted to use a stolen credit card, bystanders rushed to corner him and tried to pull him from the car he had jumped into (pictured)
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