This is the extraordinary moment two police officers run away from an armed robbery.
Astonishing CCTV footage appears to show two officers in South Africa hiding and then fleeing the scene when a scuffle breaks out at a call they’re attending.
The footage shows two officers speaking with a group of people at what is thought to be a bar.
The footage shows the police officers speaking with a group of people inside what is thought to be a bar
They back away when the group begins to fight and even part ways to let people through instead of intervening
One of the officers can be seen darting to hide from the fight when a man pulls out a gun
As those they are speaking with start to fight, the two cops back away and hold their hands up defensively.
The embarrassment only gets worse for them when the pair part ways to allow the three people through them as they run out.
One officer disappears off screen and appears to be hiding around the back of some crates to the right of the screen.
They are no where to be seen when a man comes into shot pointing a gun as a woman clings to his arm.
While the three can be seen fighting on the floor through a narrow doorway, the police take the opportunity to come out of hiding and run away.
When the fight continues, the officers take their chances and flee the scene, leaving the people there to deal with it themselves
The unrest continues when the cops have gone and one man can be seen checking himself for wounds, while a man holding a child appears in the background
With most of those who were fighting now out of shot, a man holding a child emerges to find out what is going on
After the people are hurled out of the bar, a woman is seen crying and screaming before the argument continues off camera.
As a man checks his leg for a wound, another appears behind him holding a small child.
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