Robbing the robber! Cool-headed customer crawls up behind pistol-waving raider and steals cash he drops during store hold-up
- It happened at a Shoprite Usave supermarket in Johannesburg, South Africa
- The gunman dropped some notes on the floor and the customer grabbed them
- Security chiefs who later reviewed the CCTV were shocked as he risked his life
CCTV footage shows an armed robber being robbed himself by a customer he held up during a supermarket raid.
The brazen robber had pulled out a gun at a Shoprite Usave supermarket in Johannesburg, South Africa, ordered the shop owner to put the cash tray on the counter and shouted at the shoppers in the store to lay down on the floor.
As the gunman aims his weapon at the shopkeeper with his right hand he gathers up cash in his left and scoops it into a satchel on his hip but some of the bank notes fall to the floor.
The brazen robber had pulled out a gun at a Shoprite Usave supermarket in Johannesburg, South Africa and ordered the shop owner to put the cash tray on the counter
The customer risks his life to commando crawl from the rear of the shop to right behind the unsuspecting gunmen in order to take some of the notes
To the shock of security chiefs who later reviewed the CCTV, they see a customer risk his life to commando crawl from the rear of the shop to right behind the unsuspecting gunmen.
The customer then robs the robber as he starts grabbing the dropped bank notes from around gunman’s legs before slithering under the turnstile and out the shop front door.
The footage has gone viral in South Africa with thousands of hits on social media with @LusaphoLuu9 saying on Twitter: ‘Even the robbers are not safe in this country’.
He then slithers under the turnstile and out the shop front door after taking the fallen notes
Mzandile Nokwindla tweeted: ‘Jeez…that’s how bad it is. A robbery within a robbery. Hope crawler is safe with his loot at the back there!’
Marcus Robinson said on a Facebook post: ‘There really is no honour between thieves! How cheeky is that!!! I hope he stole enough for a large brandy to get over his shock!!!’
The Usave supermarket chain said the robbery took place on November 15 adding: ‘Nobody was injured and trauma counselling has been provided for those who were involved.’
A South African Police Service spokesman confirmed an armed robber was being investigated but could not confirm if the man who stole some of the robber’s loot would also face charges.