- A video has been posted on social media which showed conmen at work
- The footage showed how the thug scored a free juice and money by confusing the employee
- Social media users were stunned by the clever tricks thieves use to steal from South Africans
A video has surfaced on social media which showed a thug conning a cashier at an Engen garage. The clip was posted on South Africa Live's Facebook page on Saturday and has since gathered over 361 000 views.
"Two quick-witted conmen have been caught running a clever scam at petrol stations in the Bloemfontein area. Engen posted the video in an effort to prevent businesses falling prey to similar incidents," the video was captioned.
The CCTV footage showed a conman and his partner working together to steal R100 and a juice by confusing the cashier.
The conman hands the cashier a R200 note to buy a juice. The cashier then gave the thug R180 change and while he was looking away, the conman slipped the R100 to his friend.
He then counts the money in front of the cashier and says he is R100 short. The confused employee then hands him another R100 to make up for the change shortage.
South Africans were quick to give their two cents' worth on the video and added that cashiers should be trained to count the money with the clients.
Adam Botha commented: "Always count cash out when giving change. Oldest trick!! Staff should be trained better!!"
Sabelo Mchunu added, "It advisable to count the cash on the hand of the customer."
Alpha-Omaru Jabbie wrote: "They think they are stealing from Engen. But in reality they are actually stealing from the poor cashier working for engen."
Jennie Quinn said: "I understand cashiers are not the cream of intelligence, but cheesas, this one deserved to be conned - maybe Engen should change the music so she can stay fast awake?"
Take a look at the video below:
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za previously reported that another video surfaced on social media which shows thugs robbing unsuspecting victims during a night out.
South Africans were left divided by the video with some slamming the thugs while others asked how the people were not aware that they were being robbed.
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