Moment bus passengers tackle armed bandit after he holds up the driver at gunpoint and then robs them
CCTV footage shows the moment three passengers tackled an armed robber who had held up the driver at gunpoint and robbed them of their bags.
The incident happened on board a bus in the Colombian city of Barranquilla shortly after 1.30pm on Saturday, October 30.
The brave trio – two women and one man, who was left bleeding from the stomach – restrained the armed bandit before police arrived at the scene.
An armed gunman was seen threatening a driver on board a bus in the Colombian city of Barranquilla shortly before 1.30pm on Saturday, October 30
In footage posted on social media, the armed robber is seen sitting at the front of the bus directly behind the driver.
Dressed in black trousers, a red t-shirt, blue baseball cap and a facemask, he is seen looking around before pulling what appears to be a gun from his waistband.
With the weapon in his right hand, he waits a moment before launching forward to the front of the bus, grabs the driver and shows him the gun.
After a few seconds of holding the driver by the neck of his shirt, and hitting him on the head with the gun, the armed robber is handed what appears to be a mobile phone and some cash.
The driver holds his hand up in the air as the bandit makes his way to the back of the bus where three other passengers are sat.
After sitting behind the driver, the gunman, wearing black trousers, a red t-shirt, blue baseball cap and facemask, pulls a gun from his waistband and lunges forwards towards the driver
After a few seconds of holding the driver by the neck of his shirt, and hitting him on the head with the gun, the armed robber is handed what appears to be a mobile phone and some cash
He pulls two bags from them and attempts to run off the vehicle via the back doors.
However, when they do not open he runs back past the three passengers he has just robbed and attempts to make a dash for the front door.
Unable to navigate past a gate by the front door, the armed robber is caught, firtst by the male passenger, who grabs him from behind, and then by two female passengers.
The man and one of the women manage to restrain him and pull him to the floor before the second woman lends her support.
Together, the passengers hold the robber down, with the man repeatedly punching the attacker on the side of the head.
The armed robber steals two bags from three passengers sitting towards the back of the bus. After being unable to exit via the rear doors, he attempts the front door but is caught by the three passengers
The male passenger first catches up with him and grabs him from behind before being supported by two female passengers
The man and one of the women manage to restrain him and pull him to the floor before the second woman lends her support
After a few seconds police, wearing helmets and hi-vis jackets, arrive and board the bus via the front door.
They initially struggle past the gate by the door before getting to the armed robber and detaining him.
The bus driver then gets out of his seat and, armed with what looks like a metal pole, starts swinging it in the direction of the assailant.
Police (wearing helmets and hi-vis) arrive at the scene moments later and help the passengers detain the armed robber. The male passenger appears to be injured as he stands up, lifts his t-shirt and reveals blood pouring down his stomach
It is unclear if he makes contact before the robber is taken away by one of the police officers.
With the attacker out of the way, the male passenger stands up, lifts his t-shirt and reveals blood pouring down his stomach, while one of the women bangs on the bus window.
One of the police officers is seen taking the armed robber away via the back door of the vehicle.