There are a few viral videos making the rounds on social media of criminals stealing vehicle headlights.
Within seconds, criminals make away with both headlights and immediately make a run for it.
Footage of two suspects stealing the headlights of a white Golf that was parked on Devil’s Peak Turn in Bergbron on Saturday, 10 April.
WATCH THE VIDEO HERE:
Polo drivers be careful out there pic.twitter.com/4czHH0Q2CM
— Nkululeko (@nkulipp) April 11, 2021
With this new spate of criminal activity, specific Volkswagen vehicles are being targeted, mainly later-model Golfs and Polos. More and more security footage is emerging of these incidents.
Ukhiphe u60K wonke, bafike abafana bomoya bawathathe. pic.twitter.com/8jLcgwR74j
— uBaba kaDeon Hotto! ?☠?? (@Jujulam_23) March 8, 2021
According to Wheels24, the price of a VW OEM badge is R800, while a set of two headlights can set you back by about R 7000 per set, this is the price you’ll probably pay on the black market.
Tell the “VW Polo is cheap” gang that these lights alone cost R60k at VW. pic.twitter.com/nLHS1IV6j3
— goitseKGOSI ?? (@KgosiAugust) March 8, 2021
Intelligence Bureau SA has given a stern warning to motorist on their Facebook page to be vigilant and to take precautionary measures.
“Once again increase of headlights being stolen from VW polos and GTI vehicles in the Gauteng area. Please take cognisance and do not park your vehicle in unsafe areas where this can happen to you! This is said to be common practice in Maputo and Mozambique where headlights are engraved with the number plate or VIN to curb these thefts.”
Image @nkulipp / Twitter