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Phone snatching, where criminals snatch smartphones on the streets or inside restaurants, occurs daily in Johannesburg’s northern suburbs. The incident in the video above, occurred in 4th Avenue, Parkhurst.

SAFETY TIPS:

  • Do not place your phone on the table at a restaurant
  • If you need to call or use your phone on the street, look out for anyone loitering or cars stopped nearby with hazard lights flashing
  • Don’t text while you are walking, you won’t notice what is going on around you
  • Going hands-free can prevent a thief from snatching your phone out of your hand