A man has been captured after supposedly taking a writer's telephone directly from his hands during a live transmission in Egypt.

Mahmoud Ragheb, a correspondent for the news site Youm7, was recording the result of a tremor live from the roads of Cairo when a man on a motorbike sped past and held onto his phone.

The asserted hoodlum unconsciously broadcast his face to large number of watchers as he ran away from the area nonchalantly smoking a cigarette.

Thief broadcasts his face to thousands after snatching journalist's phone during live report
Thief broadcasts his face to thousands after snatching journalist's phone during live report

More than 20,000 individuals were watching the livestream at that point, as indicated by Facebook figures. Many participated in the quest for the man as the telephone's camera was left rolling and film of the episode generally circled on friendly media.

Officials from the Ministry of the Interior said they utilized "present day innovation" to distinguish the suspect from the live transmission, Youm7 reported.

The unidentified man was captured only hours after the fact at his home and taken to Qalyub police headquarters where he supposedly admitted to the wrongdoing, the news site said.

Thief broadcasts his face to thousands after snatching journalist's phone during live report
Thief broadcasts his face to thousands after snatching journalist's phone during live report

The video has drawn in more than 6.2m perspectives and 45,000 remarks in somewhat more than 24 hours.

According to neighborhood media reports, the occurrence occurred on a scaffold in Egypt's fourth-biggest city, Shubra Al-Khaimah.

Viewers rushed to ridicule the apparently confused hoodlum, with one remarking he had "kicked the bucket from chuckling", while one more addressed why the man had tried looking behind him while "the entire world is watching you".

Thief broadcasts his face to thousands after snatching journalist's phone during live report
Thief broadcasts his face to thousands after snatching journalist's phone during live report

In an assertion, Egypt's service of the inside said that the man was "jobless" and that he has since offered the taken versatile to a trader.

An seismic tremor, estimated by the US Geological Survey as size 6.0, struck off the Greek island of Karpathos almost immediately Tuesday and was felt in adjacent nations, including Egypt, Reuters reported.

Thief broadcasts his face to thousands after snatching journalist's phone during live report
Thief broadcasts his face to thousands after snatching journalist's phone during live report
Thief broadcasts his face to thousands after snatching journalist's phone during live report
Thief broadcasts his face to thousands after snatching journalist's phone during live report
Thief broadcasts his face to thousands after snatching journalist's phone during live report
Thief broadcasts his face to thousands after snatching journalist's phone during live report