This year has had it's ups and downs. While many inspiring videos surfaced online, some concerning footage went viral showing the crime in Mzansi.
Crime is a serious problem in Mzansi and every day an unsuspecting South African falls victim to brazen thugs.
In the past 12 months, Briefly.co.za reported on several viral videos showing the crime in SA. We compiled a list of five of the most shocking crime clips that shocked SA in 2019.
1. Video reveals how thugs con local woman out of money from ATM
South Africans are well aware of the dangers that exists with criminals looking for a soft target or creating new ways of stealing money.
Surveillance footage has indeed revealed one of the methods used to scam unsuspecting people at ATMs.
In the video, a woman can be seen making a withdrawal while a man watches her in the background. A man pretends to help her before scamming the lady and the video went viral.
2. Brazen cash-in-transit robbery in broad daylight caught on video
Another cash-in-transit (CIT) heist has been caught on video and it showed thugs jumping the security guards during the loading phase.
A video was shared on Twitter showing CIT guards getting jumped by armed thugs on a sidewalk. Yusuf Abramjee posted the clip on social media and captioned it:
"Cross-pavement #CITRobbery today."
3. Alarming video shows woman surviving harrowing attack outside her home
In September, Briefly.co.za reported on a shocking video that went viral via social media as an attempted hijacking was caught on camera.
In the video, a woman can be seen approaching her driveway with a vehicle, followed closely by another car. After a slight pause, the quick-thinking lady senses danger and decides to speed away from the area.
4. Polo robbers jump and rob woman, entire incident caught on video
Another woman fell victim to thugs at the beginning of the year. A woman was walking the streets in broad daylight and minding her own business when all of the sudden she was robbed by a couple of thugs.
A video, which was posted on social media, shows a silver Volkswagen Polo pulling up next to a woman before a couple of men jump out and mug her.
5. South Africans stunned by video of woman helping thugs rob depot
From victim to accomplice - a viral video surfaced in August, showing a lady helping thieves rob a depot.
South Africans were stunned that a woman helped the thugs pull off the robbery.
"Armed robbery at a depot in Jet Park! 10 bravo males and one white female suspects," the video was captioned.
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