A group of Mitchells Plain commuters are furious after falling victim to bus robbers for three weeks in a row.
The Mandalay and Merrydale route buses were targeted three times, the last incident on Wednesday evening.
Commuter Fatima Isaacs says she is gatvol of having to be on her guard while travelling.
“They have a trend already, two gets into the bus and scan it at the Cape Town Terminus, another two gets on at the bus stop in Observatory.
“Two weeks ago, we got to Jakes Gerwel Drive and traffic was backed up, as soon as they got to a free flow section they started robbing the bus from the back to front, they took phones, laptops, bags, anything they could find.”
Fatima says she was on her guard on Wednesday evening and noticed several suspicious looking men, one armed, getting on the bus.
She alerted some commuters and they got off the bus and she called the cops.
“(The police) stopped the bus but didn’t even search anyone, the armed men were still on the bus.”
GABS spokesperson Bronwen Dyke-Beyer said the issue of public safety was “extremely complex”.
“We would recommend that passengers observe the same precautions as they do when out in any public area.
“Don’t carry large amounts of money or valuables if at all possible.”
Suspicious behaviour can be reported by calling the GABS operating tower on 021 937 8827.