Travellers urged to beware of bag snatcher at OR Tambo
Travellers should be wary of a bag snatcher at OR Tambo International Airport.
Security footage uploaded on YouTube by Crime Watch on August 14 shows a passenger standing at an car rental counter at the airport. While the passenger was speaking to the employee at the car rental counter, the suspect walked up behind the passenger and took his belongings.
Acsa confirmed to TAM that a bag snatching incident had taken place. “The incident has been reported to SAPS and is now a criminal case which is under investigation and we cannot comment further,” said a spokesperson for Acsa.
Acsa also could not confirm that any other incidents involving the same individual had taken place at the airport.
“The airport has security personnel that are within the terminals as well as SAPS officers that are available 24 hours. Should passengers see any suspicious behaviour taking place, they are encouraged to report it to the law officials,” said a spokesperson for Acsa. The spokesperson went on to advise passengers to stay vigilant at all times and ensure that their bags were not left unattended.