Criminal masterminds: 3 Thugs effortlessly steal oblivious man's phone

Criminal masterminds: 3 Thugs effortlessly steal oblivious man's phone

- A video was shared on social media showing how three men stole a cellphone without the victim noticing

- The video gathered over 53 000 views in less than a day

- South Africans flooded social media with their views on the footage

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On Thursday, South African Live posted a video on Facebook which shows three thugs stealing a man's cellphone without him realising it.

"Ever arrived somewhere to find your phone is missing?? This might be why." the video was captioned. gathered the video shows the three men keeping an eye on pedestrians as they choose their ideal target.

The men then work together to distract and steal the phone from the man's pocket without him noticing what's going on.

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The video sparked quite the reaction and South Africans were left stunned by the thugs' teamwork.

Craig Norman commented: "Africa: the architects of their own demise."
Andries N Sathege added: "This required some strategic planning to master it, imagine if the three could put their mind together to work on something positive."
Tshweu Kenzo Kenny wrote: "Teamwork, they take their job serious."
Morena Mpandla said: "Lol it's amazing what some other people wake up and look forward to in a day's work."

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Take a look at the video below:

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