Cannot witness a crime?
Posted 26 May 2011 - 03:15 PM
There is a large probability that the criminal that you are trying to witness is on a mission and is doing their stealing/spraying as part of an objective. Generally, you cannot witness them.
Alternatively, criminals performing open world crimes (mugging, ram raiding, etc.) will display a handcuff symbol next to their name and a money amount in the lower center of your screen. They have a cash "stash", which is money that they have received for performing crimes but have not yet brought to a money launderer. Witnessing them (I believe the default key is left alt while mousing over them) will start a mission between you and the crim in which that "stash" becomes a mission item and can be turned in for their money.
I believe that you can only witness them if they have more than around $150 in their "stash".