The little child is seen sitting on motorbike when the thief strolls past. He was playing with a phone his mother had given him outside their home in Bien Hoa City, Vietnam, on April 3.
That’s when the thief, wearing a white baseball cap and grey top, notices the vulnerable boy and approaches him.
The thief remorselessly snatches the phone out of the boy’s hands before running away.
The distraught boy looks on and cries after realising what has happened.
According to witnesses, he was seen observing the boy by himself for a while beforehand.
The man is still at large and police are using the CCTV images to track him down.