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2016-02-03 15:58

CAR-JAMMING IN PROGRESS: South African motoring journalist Juliet McGuire was the victim of car-jamming in Green Point. Image: Youtube

Cape Town - Criminals in South Africa have caught onto an international trend whereby thieves use radio transmitters to interrupt the signal emitted from a car-key and the vehicle's transponder.

SA motoring journalist, Juliet McGuire, editor of motoring site, Women on Wheels, is the latest victim of local remote-jamming, an ordeal captured on CCTV.


The incident took place on February 2 in Greenpoint, Cape Town.

McGuire published a video to YouTube that shows her parking a Toyota Rav4 at the Green Point Spar's parking lot.

In the clip, a man makes his way to the car once McGuire has walked away. In the video you can spot McGuire turning around to have another look at her vehicle.

He then proceeds to open the vehicle and remove a bag from the backseat.

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McGuire said: "I have had a weird feeling of late that this was going to happen and so have been really vigilant and aware. This was the day I let my guard down for just a second and in an instant, I became a statistic."

Watch the incident here:

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