WATCH: Hawks hunt ‘bling bandits’ who flashed cash in trending video

30 November 2016 - 16:53 By Kgothatso Madisa

The police have confirmed an enquiry into a trending Facebook video showing men flashing a luggage bag full of money.

Are these SA’s dumbest criminals or are they just having us on?
Are these SA’s dumbest criminals or are they just having us on?
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In the luggage bag there are three small plastic bags‚ one of them bearing a logo and branding of the Fidelity security services company.

The men in the video are seen flashing stacks of R200‚ R100‚ R50‚ R20 and R10 notes held together by rubber bands.

One of the men appears towards the end of the video bragging "... let's have fun‚ King Tony‚ everyone‚ let's have fun‚ yah let's have fun‚ we got money let's enjoy".

Hawks spokesperson Hangwani Mulaudzi confirmed that they have seen the video and are looking into it.

However‚ he said that it is not an investigation but an enquiry as the former requires a case to be opened.

"We only got to see the video yesterday and there's really not much we can do but we are looking into the matter. We have to check so there's an enquiry‚" said Mulaudzi.

He said that as the Hawks they are concerned about the Fidelity bags that are visible in the bag.

"The only problem we have is why are there Fidelity bags in there‚" he said.

Mulaudzi added that they have not received any reports of robbery and that there are no suggestions that this is linked to anything of that nature.

-TMG Digital/Sowetan