- A crafty couple of thieves succeeded in stealing a woman’s handbag right in front of her as she shopped in a store according to CCTV camera footage
- Later the handbag and wallets were found in hidden in the store, only the money was missing
- The thief even brazenly took out the woman’s mobile phone and compared it to his own before hiding it in his clothing
A shopper in Middleburg Mall was easily separated from her handbag whilst shopping in the Game store, completely unaware she was being targeted by a couple of cunning thieves who worked together as a team in a well planned and expertly executed set of moves.
CCTV camera footage originally shared via the Middleburg Observer community newspaper shows how seemingly easy it is for a simple team of a man and woman working together to steal another shopper’s handbag.
Briefly.co.za believe it's in the best interests of the public to know how this could happen. Watching this type of footage may help prevent you from falling prey to similar tactics.
While carrying out the theft, the man even took his own mobile device out and compared it to the one he had stolen before hiding the stolen one in the front of his pants.
According to reports, the woman’s handbag as well as wallets were later found hidden in one of the racks of the store, but the money was missing.
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