Pickpocket caught in the act in viral video

This video captured a pickpocket who was caught in the act while attempting to steal a female passenger's personal belongings inside a jeepney.

The video, which was posted on Facebook last Tuesday, Februrary 10, has garnered more than 12,400 shares and over 608,700 views as of 2 p.m. today.

According to the uploader, Andy, the incident happened while the jeepney was traversing along España Boulevard in Manila.

The pickpocket can be seen trying to reach the pocket of the woman's bag.

Fortunately, the target, who was busy talking to someone on her cellphone, was able to notice his hand moving under the black jacket so she moved her bag away.

The pickpocket, who had a male companion sitting in front of them, aborted his plan and both got off after the PUJ passed the University of Santo Tomas (UST), the uploader said.

Andy added that he shared the video to raise awareness among commuters.

Here's the video: