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Crime, Saunders Beach

Scooter Stolen at Saunders Beach – Community Urged to Help

Michael Hawthorne

CAPE TOWN – A blue Sym Fiddle scooter, registration number CAA 527832, was stolen by two suspects in a brazen daylight theft on Friday afternoon at Saunders Beach. The theft was captured on CCTV footage.

The scooter’s owner, Rudolph du Toit, had been enjoying a regular swim and returned 20 minutes later to discover his scooter missing. Du Toit reviewed private security footage which showed a thief calmly approach the scooter, push it down the road to an awaiting accomplice, and ride off. The accomplice was waiting on a motorbike, which then towed the stolen scooter away.

Du Toit believes the thieves likely observed him and planned the theft, taking advantage of his habit of not locking his scooter during his short swims. It is also suspected the thieves have ties nearby as it would be conspicuous to travel far with a towed scooter.

Call for Help

Anyone who saw two men on a motorbike towing a scooter around 15:00 on Friday afternoon is urged to leave details in the comments of the original Facebook post on The Atlantic Seaboard Community Forum or contact SAPS Sea Point.

Suspect Descriptions

The suspects are described as African males with a possible “foreign appearance”. The suspect who stole the scooter wore a red jacket, jeans, and white sneakers.

The community is urged to be vigilant and report any sightings to assist in recovering the stolen scooter and bringing the perpetrators to justice.

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