Help catch handbag thieves

2017-02-28 06:00
If you recognise these suspected thieves, call the police.

If you recognise these suspected thieves, call the police.

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Police in Woodstock want some help to catch culprits on a stealing spree.

Woodstock police spokesperson Sergeant Hilton Malila explains that their search relates to a theft at the River Club in Observatory on Sunday 22 January.

“It seems a group of people was targeting the venue for victims,” he says.

“While practising on the golf driving range the victim left her handbag, containing personal documents, credit cards and her iPhone, at the table she had booked for the day. When she returned to the table she noticed that it was open and the iPhone, valued at R15 000, was missing.”

Malila adds that the venue has surveillance cameras and they checked footage of the theft.

“Our preliminary investigation using the footage reveals that two men and two women entered the sports club and were searching the area for any valuable items or handbags left unattended.

“They spotted the handbag of the victim and tactically approached the bag and removed the cellphone and left. The suspects then drove off in a white Hyundai and sped off in the direction of the N2. We have footage of the suspects and are calling on any information from the public that could lead to their arrest.”

Any information should be given to the investigating officer, Constable Vincent Mabalane, on 021 486 2871 or Crime Stop on 086 001 0111.

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