A video shows the shocking moment a thief assaults a mother in front of her two children after she stepped in to stop him stealing from an elderly woman.
The Daily Mail reports that the horrific incident took place in Stockholm, Sweden outside the Gamla Stan [Old Town] tube station earlier this month, and was caught on security cameras.
The footage shows how the man attempted to steal an elderly woman’s purse from her open bag while she was preoccupied with a phone call.
However, he was stopped by the mother who was walking in the opposite direction with her two young children.
Sickeningly, this sicko then turned on the mother, who is holding the hand of one of her children, kicking her in the stomach and striking her across the face.
Clearly in shock, she can be seen in the video shouting something after him as he walks away, before he comes back and spits in her face, while she is holding one of her children in her arms.
Unsurprisingly, the video has caused outrage in Sweden and the head of the police investigation Stefan Tellqvist told STV: “‘It is the worst thing I have ever seen during my years as a police officer”.
Tellqvist is due to retire next year but has now made it his mission to track down this scumbag and put him behind bars, adding: “I will get him, if it’s the last thing I do.”
This is one of the most disgraceful things we’ve ever seen. We hope Mr Tellqvist catches this despicable excuse for a human being, sooner rather than later.