Watch: CCTV catches Middelburg booster red-handed [video]

Andile Sicetsha - 17.11.2020

This booster was a little too casual in his attempt to steal at a hardware store in Middelburg, Mpumalanga.

A man was caught stealing at a store in Middelburg, Mpumalanga.

The unsuspecting booster was seen on CCTV as he entered the hardware store, seemingly in a hurry.

If you had cast your eye over at him, he would not strike you as a man on a mission to shoplift, especially at a shop that sells tools and other hardware.

Unsuspecting booster caught on CCTV

The camera followed the man to a vacant isle. Unaware that he was being watched, the suspect stood for a second, eyeing the item he was there to steal and further proving his intentions were premeditated.

Suddenly, the booster bent down and reached for a tool we were unable to identify. With the item in his hands, the man stood for a few moments as he removed the item from its wrap.

The video ends as he was about to attempt an escape.

Watch: Middelburg booster attempts theft at hardware store

No further details have surfaced on whether the Middelburg booster was caught and arrested. You can watch the full video below: