In this life now, we have to be careful out there. Because it appears criminals are now out there in all colours, shapes and sizes.

A video going viral on social media sees how a pregnant woman who appears to be in her 30s sending her 3 children on a stealing spree.

In the CCTV footage which appears to  be captured in a shopping mall, one can see the woman galavanting around with her 3 kids.

They made a stop with the woman pretending to be on a call. She then asked one of her daughters to pick the bag of an innocent woman sitting near-by taking her drink.

The small girl cunningly with proper experience pulled the bad bit by bit until she laid full hands on it.

The family after getting the bag took to their heels. But thanks to the CCTV which was right above them captured all their criminal acts.

Watch video below:

A Facebook user after watching the video wrote that it was poverty who forced the woman to do this.

Fortune Bongani Muqulo: Poverty can create such circumstances, some crimes are created by poverty

Another FB user was also concerned with the future of these kids:

Pheello Maleleka: Sad that children as young as these are introduced to a life of crime at this very ages.