rigging operation in which a section of upright stem is lowered off itself using a block or strop.

snatching (Wikipedia)
A cartoon illustrating snatch thieves in action
These types of mopeds are typically used by snatch thieves

Snatch theft is a criminal act, common in Southeast Asia, South America, and Southern Europe, of forcefully stealing a pedestrian's personal property by employing rob-and-run tactics.

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