Cellphone snatcher outruns Johannesburg man

Cellphone snatcher outruns Johannesburg man

Criminals snatch smartphones on the street and inside restaurants, and then resell them.

Cell phone snatcher 2021
Source: Twitter screenshot (@Abramjee)

How can you protect yourself from a phone snatcher? 

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This particular incident happened in Parktown Junction, Johannesburg. CCTV footage shows a man running towards a silver vehicle waiting in the street. A man follows but stops on the pavement when he realises the criminal and his cellphone is out of reach.  

Considering how expensive phones are these days, it is a tragedy to lose them. 

How to mitigate the horror of having your phone snatched... 

1.    Enable auto-lock

2.    Have a mobile tracking app installed

3.    Erase your personal data remotely

4.    Back up your smartphone data

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Image credit: Twitter/@Abramjee

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