Video: Thief attempts to rob woman on the street in Rio as she is interviewed about street crime in Rio 6 years ago

Video: Thief attempts to rob woman on the street in Rio as she is interviewed about street crime in Rio

There's cheeky and then there's this.

A Brazilian news show was doing doing a report on street crime in Rio the other day. It began with lots of footage they shot from the rooftops of thieves grabbing bags and jewellery from pedestrians, which is pretty shocking.

As part of the report, a journalist was sent to vox pop folks on the street about crime and incredibly, one cheeky thief tries to rob one of the interviewees jewellery while she is talking to the camera.

The crook fails to get the necklace, but he also escapes the clutches of the journo who tries to grab him.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJQT-oQVilA&feature=youtu.be

Check out the full video from Globo TV