- A Durban Security guard is set to appear in court after he was caught on video trying to steal a child
- The video footage shows the man snatching a child from a trolley in a Pick 'n Pay at an uMhlanga mall
- The little boy was with his grandmother, 57, when the incident took place
Any parent's worst fear has been caught on video. On Monday morning, Yusuf Abramjee shared a video showing a man snatching a child from a shopping cart in uMhlanga.
The incident was reportedly caught on video at a Pick 'n Pay store in an uMhlanga mall. The child was with his grandmother at a till when a man came up to the trolley.
In the video, he then takes the little boy and walks away, leaving the 57-year-old grandmother frantic when she saw her grandchild was missing.
"Attempted child kidnapping last week at a supermarket in uMhlanga, KZN" - Abramjee captioned the video.
It has since been revealed that the man who tried to take the child was a Durban security guard who was employed at the uMhlanga mall.
Brigadier Jay Naicker revealed in a SAPS statement issued on Monday that the "petrified grandmother" ran through the mall, screaming out for her grandson after she realised he was gone.
Naicker added: “She then spotted the man attired in a security guard’s uniform walking into one of the shops with her grandson.”
The gogo followed the man and yanked the child from his grasp. She then reported the incident to mall management and the police were contacted.
Briefly.co.za learned officers from the Durban North police station arrived at the scene and upon viewing CCTV footage, they arrested the on-duty security guard.
According to The South African, a case of kidnapping was opened at Durban North police station.
Social media users were in shock over the video and they gave their two cents' worth on the incident in the comment section.
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