But little did the three women who stole a handbag from a table next to theirs at a Spur restaurant know that their antics were caught on camera!
The video, taken on 28 July at the Red Hawk Spur in Plumstead, Cape Town, was posted to YouTube by the organisation CrimeWatch.
Viewers can see how the three woman closely watch the table next to theirs where a man and woman are seated with a small child, before one of them quickly snatches the bag. She hands to one of her companions who hides it before the three hastily leave the restaurant.
A manager at the branch, Marlon Rustin, confirmed that the video was taken there and that the case is currently being investigated at Diep River police station.