Sassy The River actress Tango Ncetezo was shown the harsh reality of crime.

This when two tsotsis stole her handbag, while she was enjoying dinner with her boyfriend.

The 33-year-old allegedly lost valuables worth an estimated R5 000 in the process.

In a police statement seen by Sunday Sun this week, Tango said she realised that her handbag had grown feet after a conversation with her sweetheart. She opened a case of theft at the Sandton cop shop last month.

“At approximately 7:45pm, I was at a restaurant in Sandton City. My handbag was on the table in front of me. I then turned, speaking with my boyfriend and when I turned back, I realised my handbag was stolen,” reads her affidavit.

“It contained a wallet with bank cards, R1 500 in cash, ID document, house keys, my boyfriend’s remote key, cosmetics and my boyfriend’s wallet with bank cards,” reads the statement.

“I then informed the manager about the theft and requested video footage.

“I saw two ladies walking to where I was and the one who looked pregnant took my handbag, but I didn’t see their faces,” reads her statement.

Police spokesman Granville Meyer said they are still investigating the case.

“I can confirm that a case of theft was opened at our station.”

When the SunTeam tried to get comment from the restaurant, a man who refused to identify himself requested an email with all our questions.

“Detail your questions in an email and I will forward it to the owner,” he said. 

However, there was no reply by the time of going to print.

Tango’s phone rang unanswered, she also did not reply to our written questions before going to print.