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WATCH: Woman uses children to steal at Paarl Mall

26 November, 04:09 PM

A video of a woman using children to steal a handbag in mall has gone viral online.

Western Cape police said the incident occurred on November 11 outside a Steers at Paarl Mall.

In the video the woman and three children are seen circling a woman seated at one of the tables with her bag on the floor.

Initially, the youngest of the children attempts to snatch the bag but retreats.

Moments the later the woman is seen talking on the phone while the oldest girl kneels and leans in to grab the bag.

The four swiftly turn around and walk away.

Police spokesperson Captain FC van Wyk said no other incidents involving the suspects in the footage had been reported.

"A theft case is currently being investigated by the Paarl police," he said.

Attempts to reach the mall management were unsuccessful.

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