You've heard of criminals being caught on camera, but probably not like this.

A reporter in South Africa was getting set to do a stand-up when some thugs approached him and his crew and mugged them as casually as if they were trying to bum a cigarette off of him.

You'd have to think police have a great running start when it comes to finding the criminals, since, you know, they have clear pictures of what they look like.

If and when they do track them down, let's hope the station cuts into regular programming and lets this reporter reveal the breaking news.