Watch: West Rand car thieves caught red-handed [video]
Andile Sicetsha

Motorists in Bergbron, West Rand, ought to be on the lookout for a white Ford Fiesta with dark, tinted windows and custom mags.

This vehicle has been involved in a car theft attempt and if it wasn’t for the presence of eyewitnesses who spooked the robber, the owner of this Volkswagen (VW) Golf would be without a vehicle right now.

West Rand car thieves caught red-handed

Renowned crime microblogger Yusuf Abramjee posted CCTV footage that showed the brazen attempt made by the suspects to steal the target vehicle in broad daylight.

The white Ford Fiesta stopped a few metres away from a VW Golf that was parked outside of a residential complex A few moments later, a tall, dark man exited the thieves’ car and without so much as a sweat, broke into the parked vehicle.

The seconds rolled by with no movement in the footage. It is assumed, at this point, that the suspect was engaged in the process of hotwiring the VW Golf.

Suddenly, the same tall, dark figure abruptly jumped out of the VW Golf and quickly hopped into the Ford Fiesta, which sped off without hesitation.

Before the footage ended, two men came into frame, watching on in shock as the getaway vehicle with an unknown number of suspects on board, sped away.

Watch: Car robbers attempt to steal a VW Golf

At this time, it is not known if the suspect made off with any of VW Golf’s valuable items.

You can watch the brazen attempt, in full, below: