9 episodes

In a podcasting world full of true crime, one will rise above the rest as the true hero of forgotten victims. Petty Crime SA tells the stories of ordinary South Africans who have fallen prey to the crimes that ruined at least 7 hours of their day. Phil de Lange, a self-appointed semi-amateur investigative savant, unpacks each victim's experience and tries to get to the bottom of these heinous acts of inconvenience.

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In a podcasting world full of true crime, one will rise above the rest as the true hero of forgotten victims. Petty Crime SA tells the stories of ordinary South Africans who have fallen prey to the crimes that ruined at least 7 hours of their day. Phil de Lange, a self-appointed semi-amateur investigative savant, unpacks each victim's experience and tries to get to the bottom of these heinous acts of inconvenience.

    Three siblings, two phones, and one money laundering racket

    Three siblings, two phones, and one money laundering racket

    In this episode Phil set out to find out about a dodgy family member of Sa'eed who had apparently stolen two cellphones from his siblings. During the investigation Phil happened to uncover what is probably the biggest online gaming money laundering racket of our time.

    • 12 min
    Fashion police, poisonous gas, and wiper blade syndicates

    Fashion police, poisonous gas, and wiper blade syndicates

    It seems the South African car remains the hotspot for petty crime in South Africa. Today we meet a victim who experienced so much inconvenience that she needed help in uncovering syndicates involving the fashion police after blaming her husband for crimes that almost got committed.

    • 12 min
    Hate crimes and piracy deep dives

    Hate crimes and piracy deep dives

    For the first time an apparent 'victim' reveals herself to be a possible criminal. We invite a previous guest back to the Petty Crime help desk as we dive further into the world of music theft and piracy. We also speak to the victim of a possible hate crime who reveals himself to be something of a sleuth himself.

    • 13 min
    Taxidermy, art, and anarchy

    Taxidermy, art, and anarchy

    For the first time in his career as the world's best petty crime sleuth, Phil hones his skills of telepathy to assist someone in solving a crime. In yet another dark turn, we find ourselves exploring the interconnected underworld of vandalism, mansplaining, and taxidermy.

    • 12 min
    The environmental vigilante and the shampoo bottle

    The environmental vigilante and the shampoo bottle

    Fatima Zahra wanted an early start to her day but had her plans derailed when she couldn't find her shampoo. Little did she know that this would trigger a series of events taking her and Phil down a path of property invasion and theft. But things aren't as they seem and we could be dealing with something more than a common thief...

    • 11 min
    The psychopath and the light shroud

    The psychopath and the light shroud

    There are 11 million vehicles on South African roads. Phil delves into the dark underbelly of criminality of people who mutilate working cars for insignificant parts. He encounters a underworld of danger and theft in his most challenging case yet.

    • 14 min

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