- A mind-boggling and quite troublesome video of a man getting robbed shortly after he robbed someone has been shared online
- In the clip, the man can be seen snatching a cellphone through a taxi window and then walking a short way before two men accost him and demand his belongings
- South Africans could not deal with the crime rate in SA and were soon sharing their thoughts on the matter
Only in South Africa do thieves get robbed by even more brazen robbers. A clip shared online proves this to be the country's sad reality after a man can be seen walking up to a taxi window and snatching a passenger's cellphone.
After only a few minutes and a short walk down the busy road, two men approach the robber and then demand he give them all his belongings, which he quickly does, obviously very fearful for his life.
"HILLBROW CELLPHONE SNATCHING FROM TAXIS ON THE INCREASE! BE WARNED!!! 3/4," the clip was captioned.
Locals were left feeling perplexed by the clip and could not believe what they had just watched. Many of them took to the comment section to express their concern. Read a few of their comments below:
"Eban what just happened here?"
"He got robbed after robbing someone."
"For a minute, I thought active surveillance undercover operatives of @JoburgMPD were arresting him. We can't successfully eradicate serious crime without dealing with this petty crime. Crime is like any system, it rewards success where petty thieves graduate to something bigger."
"A robber getting robbed."
In other Briefly News crime stories, South African police officers arrested seven suspects following a brazen robbery in Hout Bay. The suspects broke into a retail chain store and made off with perfume and men's cologne.
The police responded rapidly and a chase ensued followed by a shootout where three suspects were arrested after they fled the scene in a Quantum vehicle with fraudulent licence plates.
Two more suspects were arrested by security officers and the SAPS K9 unit arrested another two suspects. Police also recovered a firearm and ammunition as well as housebreaking tools, cellphones and other stolen property.
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