A 35-year-old from Mitchells Plain witnessed and recorded a smash and grab at the intersection on Jakes Gerwel Drive and Govan Mbeki Road on the 22nd of November. The man has slammed the cops for not taking action after he handed the recording over to the police.
“I travel with a scooter and my camera is mounted on my helmet and records while I’m driving.
“I got to the intersection and I saw these guys running from the road. It was 6.30am and traffic was bumper to bumper,” he explains.
He witnessed the robbers smashing a woman’s window and stealing her bag.
“She really put up a fight. I went over and assisted her,” says the man.
The man says he tried stopping a law enforcement vehicle and subsequently followed them in Scaapkraal, where he was told by the officer that there should be a van there.
The man then reported the incident at Philippi police station to hand in his video, which clearly shows the faces of the perpetrators and he was told to come back as there were no detectives available.
“Those guys are still at that intersection, just standing on the other side of the road,” he added.
The victim, a 26-year-old woman from Somerset West, says the incident traumatized her.
Police spokesperson, Siyabulelo Malo, confirms that a case of theft out of a motor vehicle has been registered for investigation.