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WATCH: Woman uses small child to steal cellphone in supermarket

23 October, 02:07 PM

CCTV footage has emerged of a young girl pick-pocketing cellphones at two supermarkets in Cape Town, seemingly egged on by at least one adult woman. Watch. 

Nick Norman first shared the videos on his Facebook account, after his wife was robbed of her cellphone at the Pick 'n Pay by Boy de Goede Circle in Parklands, Cape Town last Wednesday. 

Norman's wife can be seen in the second video, where she is obstructed by a woman while the child reaches into her bag and steals a cellphone.

"My wife's bag was in the shopping trolley, with the zip closed," Norman told News24. "The incident happened at around 18h00, and she only realised two hours later that her phone was missing.

"So she backtracked her movements and eventually went back to the Pick 'n Pay where she obtained this footage from the store manager." 

Norman opened a case at the Tableview SAPS, and sent info to his neighbourhood watch, but no arrests have been made as yet. A similar incident occurred, allegedly on the same day at the local Spar, of which Norman also obtained footage. This can be seen in the first video by the bakery counter.  

"It appears to be the same woman and child operating in the area; although in my wife's incident it seems like more than one adult was part of the setup."  

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