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Watch: Smash and grab robbers swarm and rob female motorist on busy Cape Town road

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The City of Cape Town Mayoral member for safety and security Alderman JP Smith has warned motorists of the rising smash and grab incidents in the town and asked them to be always vigilant on the road..

Smith said this releasing a video of a smash and grab incident which happened along Jakes Gerwel Drive in 2017.

He said the court case has been concluded without giving details of the case.

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“A smash ‘n grab incident that occurred in 2017 has been concluded now in court and we are able to release a video of the incident.

“In an effort to raise awareness, we plead with motorists to ensure they have stowed valuables out of sight whilst driving,” Smith said.

In the video, a woman in a Fiat is accosted by two men at first.

Later, another two accomplices join in and rob her of her belongings.

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City of Cape Town cameras catch everything on film and manage to alert Metro Police and follow the suspects as they attempt to flee and disappear between the shacks in a nearby township.

Smith has also urged motorists to stop with enough distance before the vehicle in front as to allow space in case of an emergency.

“It can also be a good practice to keep your car in gear and ready to pull off quickly if the need arises,” Smith said.

The City has asked motorists to also lock all doors and close windows.

Read also: WARNING!!! – Hijacking, smash and grab hotspot

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It also said that when approaching a red traffic light at night, slow down so that you will only reach the crossing when the light has already turned green.

Be wary of people loitering about at traffic lights or intersections.

Do not take pamphlets from or get into discussions with vendors at intersections.

Watch the video below:

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