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Noun: snatcher  sna-chu(r)
  1. A thief who grabs and runs
    "a purse snatcher"
  2. Someone who unlawfully seizes and detains a victim (usually for ransom)
    - kidnapper, kidnaper [US], abductor

Derived forms: snatchers

Type of: captor, capturer, crim [Brit, informal], criminal, crook [informal], felon, malefactor [formal], outlaw, stealer, thief

Encyclopedia: Snatcher