I think I saw an attempted moped snatch last night, and since some of the details were a bit different from others I've heard about & witnessed, I thought I'd mention it here.
This was about 10.45pm, and I was standing at the Albert Rd bus waiting for a bus to the station. I noticed a moped near the lights, heading in my direction - 1 person, and one of those black boxes on the back that delivery mopeds usually have. I noticed it seemed to wobble a bit towards a couple of pedestrians, but didn't think anything much of it. It wobbled again as it came level with me, then headed off down the road. Something seemed a bit off by then - the lid of the box wasn't latched, and was flapping/banging open, so I watched it, and saw the rider stretch out an arm and try to grab something off a pedestrian between Albert & Lorne Roads. He(?) was unsuccessful - probably because it's hard to control the moped and grab something at the same time - then turned down Lorne Rd. I saw him then crossing 5Ways and heading down Hanley Rd, so I guess he did a loop - Lorne-Victoria-SHR.
I am going to send the above to the police, but just wanted to warn people not to assume that a single-rider moped which looks like it's delivering takeways is no threat.