The 35-year-old man from Mitchells Plain was heading to work on Friday, 22 November, when he witnessed the robbery at the intersection on Jakes Gerwel Drive and Govan Mbeki Road.
“I travel with a scooter and my camera is mounted on my helmet and records while I’m driving.
“I got to the intersection and I saw these guys running from the road. It was 6.30am and traffic was bumper to bumper,” he explains.
He says he witnessed how a woman, who was alone in her car, was robbed of her bag after the skelms smashed her window.
“She really put up a fight. I went over and assisted her,” says the man.
“I tried flagging down a Law Enforcement vehicle and followed them into Schaapkraal, only for the officer to tell me there should be a [police] van there,” he says incredulously.
The man also went to Philippi police station last week to hand over his video footage which clearly shows the faces of the perpetrators.
“I was told to come back as there were no detectives. I went back Wednesday morning to hand it over," he says.
“Those guys are still at that intersection, just standing on the other side of the road."
The concerned man placed images of the perpetrators on Facebook and within hours the post went viral and was shared over 2 000 times.
Meanwhile, the victim, a 26-year-old woman from Somerset West, says she’ll “never” use the road again.
“I was on my way to work and everything happened so fast,” the traumatised woman tells the Daily Voice.
“I’ve been travelling that road for months and watching the footage, it seems like I was targeted as they came straight for me. I’ll never drive there again."
Police spokesperson, Siyabulelo Malo, confirms that a case of theft out of a motor vehicle has been registered for investigation.
“The circumstances surrounding this matter is being investigated and arrests are yet to be made,” Malo said.
He did not respond to questions about the footage provided by the man on his scooter.