“Victim Fires Back”: Video Shows Attempted Bank Robbery Being Foiled, SA Reacts

“Victim Fires Back”: Video Shows Attempted Bank Robbery Being Foiled, SA Reacts

  • Video footage of a foiled robbery-in-progress has South African social media users buzzing
  • It seems a local man stopped the incident from escalating after shooting at the thieves
  • Mzansi took to the comments section and shared their reactions to the nail-biting clip

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Video footage of a local man stopping a robbery in progress has social media buzzing. The exact day of the incident cannot be confirmed but it seems the attempted robbery took place near Musgrave Road in Durban.

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A video of a foiled attempted robbery has Mzansi shook. Images: @Abramjee/Twitter
Source: Twitter

Heading online, @Abramjee shared the nail-biting video footage.

In the short clip, robbers attempt to get away with the cash they've taken before a victim nearby decides to intervene. The unknown man opens fire on the two robbers and it seems he hits one of the thieves as he tries to scale a fence.

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The second robber flees in a blue getaway vehicle.

The clip really got Mzansi talking. Many people speculated that one of the thieves might have been seriously injured.

Check out some of the interesting comments below:

@blackpiper5 said:

"Why are feathers coming off him after he was shot?"

@Mageba1835 said:

"Then Madala Bheki and friends want to take away the self-defence from innocent law-abiding citizens. The victim did well, he should have put one down at least."

@swank_22 said:

"I've watched so many of these vids and the robbers never want smoke."

@Levi_MoGuy said:

"If people used better camera phones we would see the licence plate."

@noksy_k said:

"I am always anxious when driving on that road."

@mabhiza70 said:

"They use highjacked and stolen cars, obviously the faster the better."

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Taxi driver hailed a hero for stopping robbers in Joburg, Mzansi reacts to video

In more news about local heroes, Briefly News previously reported that a local taxi driver is being celebrated as a hero after miraculously stopping a robbery in progress. The driver bravely stepped out of his Quantum minivan after being hit in the rear by an Uber vehicle attempting to flee from hijackers.

Video footage of the dramatic incident is making the rounds on social media and South Africans have commended the taxi driver for his courage.

According to TimesLIVE , the incident took place in Johannesburg CBD at around 2pm. The victim was travelling in a white Toyota Corolla when he came to a stop at a red traffic light.

Police spokesperson Capt Mavela Masondo described the incident:

“Suddenly four or five suspects approached him, broke car windows and pointed firearms before robbing him of an undisclosed amount of cash and a cellphone,” said Masondo.

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The victim's car then rolled forward, bumping into the taxi.

“The driver of the Quantum got out to check only to be threatened with firearms by the suspects. He drew his licensed firearm and fired shots in the direction of the suspects. The suspects fled the scene,” Masondo added.

According to IOL, the dramatic attempted hijacking took place at the corners of Troye and Albertina Sisulu Streets in the Joburg CBD. While trying to apprehend the suspects, the taxi driver was unfortunately shot in the leg and later treated at the scene.

Cases of armed robbery and attempted murder were opened.

Check out some of the social media reactions below:

James Moor said:

"I salute this taxi driver. You did a good job indeed by saving a father, a husband, a brother, an uncle, a grandfather, a friend and also by saving a human being's life."

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Matjie Jafta said:

"Well done to the awesome taxi driver."

Gordon Peter said:

"Great work taxi driver, that is what we need in our country, working together and saving our community. Thank God, no deaths."

Rudzie-Runa Mudau said:

"Thank you for being your brother’s keeper."

Source: Briefly.co.za

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