Brazil – A robber was shot while trying to steal from a bank in Lucas do Rio Verde, on Friday (23) with a toy gun. The video footage from the bank shows all the action.
“This way of acting has been widely adopted by criminals, they start the crime with a fake gun and take the guards firearm to complete the assault. Often, the guards do not react because they don’t know if it is fake or not”, Said the police officer Valter de Mello.
Robson Júnior Jardim dos Santos, 20, who already had four open arrest warrants, entered the bank while his accomplice waited outside. The video shows the man entering the bank and pulling a toy gun from his waist, announces the assault, and advances against the security guard in an attempt to immobilize him.
The security man reacted and started firing shots when another man emerged from outside to cover the assailant. The guard fired his weapon again, hitting the thief in the abdomen.
Cornered, the thief surrendered and knelt in the revolving door. Only to be dragged into the bank and given a slight beating before police arrived.