- Video footage emerged on social media showing a VW Polo stolen from a driveway
- Reports indicate that the brazen criminals did it in broad daylight while the owner was at home
- Social media users vented their frustration with a host of issues raised - from the perpetrators to the legal system
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A video has emerged on social media which has sparked outrage as a Volkswagen Polo was stolen from a property in broad daylight.
The footage was caught on surveillance camera and it is reported that the owner was actually inside his home while the brazen perpetrators nabbed his car.
Two men can be seen casually opening the driveway gate and sneaking into the driveway.
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One of the men manages to open the door and then the bonnet of the vehicle.
Within moments, they manage to start the car and escape with the stolen item.
South Africa Live shared the video via its Facebook page and the car was allegedly found in Inanda, but it had already been stripped of its parts.
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Briefly.co.za gathered the strong sense of frustration as South Africans aired their views.
Alex Thompson posed an interesting question: “There are so many video clips on social media about surveillance cameras showing cars been stolen, hijackings, etc. Always wondered what is the point of the cameras if nobody is watching them. Is the cameras there for social media amusement? These people never get caught, so what is the point. Probably 10-20% of the time the cameras will help to catch the thugs, but if they can still commit the crime, how does it help. Just a question.”
Deon Van Schalkwyk had harsh words to share, “Crime pays well in SA!! They only follow their leaders!! No qualifications or brains needed to commit crimes! Compliments to our justice system!!”
Nico Du Toit said, “This could all have been avoided if the gate was locked and the owner was armed. Any government that takes the rights of its citizens to defend themselves and their property are criminals themselves.”
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