Bag snatch: Look out for a dark grey Audi

2013-03-29 00:00

A PIETERMARITZBURG woman has warned residents to be on the lookout for a dark grey Audi.

The warning comes after a woman’s bag was snatched in Pelham and the thief fled in an Audi without number plates.

The witness, who wants to remain unnamed, said the woman’s bag was snatched at around 5 pm while she walked at the corner of Christie and Clark roads yesterday.

She said the woman screamed and a neighbour drove in front of the thief, who dropped the bag and fled. “Then the guy ran to a geta­way car, a dark grey Audi with no number plates, that was parked in Laird Road with two occupants inside, and they took off,” she said.

About an hour later, the witness said, she saw the same car parked in College Road, and feared that the occupants might be targeting people there.

No case was opened.

She warned people to be on the lookout for the vehicle.

She praised the motorist who had helped the victim to recover her bag.

“She was so brave, because you just never know if they [thieves] are armed or not,” she added.

Attempts to get comment from the police were unsuccessful.

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