Thief gets lucky as he bags customer's forgotten purse in store

Thief gets lucky as he bags customer's forgotten purse in store

This is how many criminals operate, they wait for the opportunity to strike. 

People inside a store in South Africa
People inside a store in South Africa/TikTok Screenshot/@ombenialexanderngwasi

We say it time and time again and it always stands true about criminals. 

Most of them carry out crimes of opportunity. 

It is a matter of being in the right place at the right time and things working out in their favour, but not so much in yours. 

Human error is real...

With many people walking around with a million or more things on their minds, it can be easy to lose sight of what you are doing. 

And make the mistake of not being completely present when doing something. 

We believe that is what happened to this woman, who was so focused on her purchase that she forgot her purse on the store counter. 

She is seen taking what looks like a carton of cigarettes and placing into a bag that was held by a man, who came with her. 

And then she completely forgets her purse lying on the counter. 


The guy - aka the thief - works so quickly and covers her purse with his jacket and takes it away. 

Check out the video on TikTok


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