Google snapped an armed robbery on Street View
An armed robbery in South Africa has been snapped by a Google Street View car.
The Google-owned mapping vehicle was travelling along Johannesburg’s Junction Road when it caught the crime on camera.
The robbery was caught from several angles as the car drove past the scene of the crime.
Initially, we see a white BMW pull up alongside a vehicle belonging to security firm ADT. Next, two men jump out and open the passenger door of the victim’s truck.
We then see a man wearing a giant green and yellow hat pointing a gun at the driver. The men then proceed to drag the security guard out of his vehicle and search him.
According to a report by the International Business Times, ADT security guards are ‘prime targets’ for hijacking because they often carry weapons, ammunition, and body armour.
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Check out the incident below:
You can find the location on Google Maps here.
The incident has been confirmed by Theunis Kotzen, GM at ADT, as reported by News24.
“It was an opportunistic crime where an ADT Reaction Officer was held at gunpoint by two criminals in Johannesburg. No one was injured in the incident. The Reaction Officer’s weapon was stolen,” said Kotze.
The incident has been investigated but no arrests were made at the time.
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