A woman was arrested in December after photographs and footage of her pickpocketing went viral on social media…
Zubeida Samodien Abrahams shared photographs of the woman on her Facebook page after her sister’s phone was pickpocketed in the new Checkers, Rylands Village, Athlone in the Western Cape.
“I assume the thieves are from the surrounding areas. This can happen to you, me, our kids, our elders. It is right under our noses and this woman needs to be stopped,” said Abrahams in her original post.
“What is really sickening is that she uses the kid. I hope social services can trace the kid and remove the kid from the woman who drives a red BMW.”
YouTube footage shows the woman being pursued by police
Sinazo Fumknekile, 27, from Philippi, was caught and charged with theft and appeared in court this week.
She abandoned her bail application, and remains in police custody.
According to reports, the accused was supported by her family members, including her set of triplets, at court.
She pleaded guilty and offered to pay the victim for the cell phone she had stolen.