More than 53 000 spectators visited the DHL Stadium to support the Bokke against Wales in the final Test. However, not everyone’s eyes were on the field. Some used the festive gathering as a chance to make a quick steal.
The City of Cape Town’s (COCT) Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security, JP Smith, shared reports of pickpockets looking to take advantage of distracted citizens.
“Our members were on high alert at the stadium for pickpockets and observed two individuals operating suspiciously amongst supporters,” Smith said.
“Both suspects were then escorted to a private location within the stadium and questioned where a search revealed a total of R3 500 in cash and six different cellphones of which no reasonable explanation could be provided.”
A 32-year-old male and a 33-year-old male were placed under arrest for theft and possession of stolen property and handed over to SAPS for further investigation and prosecution.
Turns out some were after a different kind of green and gold.