- South Africans have reacted with anger to a video on social media in which robbers in a car are seen snatching a phone from someone on the street
- The phone-snatching incident happened in Soweto last weekend and is testimony to a growing trend in most Mzansi
- While many believe the robbers must be stopped, some argue that they should focus on cash-in-transit heists rather than theft of cellphones
There’s a new trend growing in South Africa where thugs snatch phones from unsuspecting passengers or drivers. In the latest incident, a video has surfaced on social media where a member of the community lost his mobile phone to the thugs.
Mzansi social media users have also shared their thoughts on the clip that's doing the rounds on Twitter, some saying the robbers are not brave as they must be focusing on their future crime careers or even planning to rob cash-in-transit vehicles.
@Bymachub says he was visiting a township in Soweto called Braamfischer and the robbery took place this past weekend.
“Nothing annoys me like phone snatches while their peers are doing serious things like heists le fraud wena o busy ka di phone.”
“People should have walkie-talkies they'll go to nightclubs or CBDs with and leave your expensive iPhones at your place.”
“I cannot understand the lunacy of using a car to steal a phone you will only be able to sell for less than R1 200 after unlocking.”
“I have never been in Braam, but already I know what I should and shouldn't do when I'm in Braam.”
“My phones were taken out of my car in Braam, I never went back to that hood again, the complete ghetto.”
“Etios again going around snatching people's phone... an Etios that looks exactly like this with no number plate. They snatched a phone in Pretoria North from a lady waiting for an Uber two weeks ago. Could it be the same car? I wonder.”
Briefly News recently reported on a story where sometimes the saying that crime doesn’t pay is usually taken for granted by those who are always looking to prey on unsuspecting people.
However, it became reality in a video clip that was circulating on social media when a brave man managed to deal with the thugs accordingly. A video posted by @RSA_Trucker on Twitter gave a free lesson on how to deal with robbers who always think they will get their way into someone’s belongings.
Although it was not clear where the video was shot, two criminals appeared to be looking to prey on a man who just parked his car and they have seemingly demanded the keys or his valuables, but the man taught one of the thugs a lesson.
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