Man in a tuxedo chases down handbag thief

This is the moment a man in a tuxedo chased down a handbag thief through the streets of London in broad daylight.

The debonair hero, who stepped out in a double breasted two piece with cufflinks and a bow tie, bolted after a cyclist who had attempted to snatch a woman's purse.

Live-tweeted by a witness, footage shows the 'dude in a suit', called Lewychino Kaioshin, chasing down the thief and placing him under citizens arrest.

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This is the moment a man in a tuxedo chased down a handbag thief through the streets of London in broad daylight. Live-tweeted by a witness, footage shows the 'man in a suit', called Lewychino Kaioshin, chasing down the thief and placing him under citizens arrest

This is the moment a man in a tuxedo chased down a handbag thief through the streets of London in broad daylight. Live-tweeted by a witness, footage shows the 'man in a suit', called Lewychino Kaioshin, chasing down the thief and placing him under citizens arrest

The thief, who had been seen allegedly pushing a woman over, grabbing her purse and trying to escape on his bike, is seen next to Mr Kaioshin following the arrest.

Tweeting, Eli Mengem, wrote: 'Another madness in LDN: a thread. So this scumbag biker (in helmet) snatches handbag off a woman, pushes her to ground and rides off but dude in suit bolts after him, knocking him off and placing him under citizens arrest.'

Eli continued: 'Dude even lets the guy have a cigarette while we wait for cops,' 

And: 'The suited man then 'even has the decency to let the kid go pick his bike up'.

But warned the thief not to run or he'd chase him all the way to

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