Video shows scary new way thieves rob motorists

Video shows scary new way thieves rob motorists

Just when we thought thieves could not get anymore creative, they surprise us with a new robbery technique.

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Facebook page Cape Flats Stories shared a video of the newest technique thugs use to get their hands on innocent South Africans’ goods.

IOL reported thieves would open a car’s backdoor slightly just as the owner of the vehicle is about to lock it via central locking.

However, because the back door is not shut properly, the central locking would not be effective- leaving your car open to their thieving hands. learned the video shared on the Facebook page showed this technique in action. An unsuspecting woman gets out of her white SUV, then locks it as a passerby walks passed her car on his phone.

Little does she know the man already opened her backdoor slightly, and just as she is out of sight, he returns to steal her handbag.

“The incident in the video took place outside Westerford Kwikspar in Campground road Rondebosch. Watch how the suspect opens the back door of the white Audi as the driver gets out. When the driver walks away and locks the vehicle the car does not lock because the back door is open. Check your surroundings when locking and leaving your vehicle,” the video was captioned.

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Needless to say, the post sparked quite the reaction on social media.

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