Video of Failed Robbery Shoplifters Stop an Armed Robbery: Fact Check

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CCTV footage shows Failed robbery Shoplifters Stop an Armed Robbery
The craziest robbery of all time

Other Versions

1. Viral video: When burglars bumped into a robber at a store
Unexpectedly, these burglars never thought that this would be easy loot of their lives until a robber showed up at the store.

2. Two Men Came to Shoplift in the Store. But Ended Up Becoming Heroes of the Shop

3. (Telugu)
వైరల్ వీడియో: దొంగలే దొంగను కొట్టి.. దోపిడీ అడ్డుకున్నారు.. సినిమాను తలపించే సీన్!

ఇద్దరు దొంగలు స్టోర్ యజమాని దృష్టి మళ్లించి వస్తువులు దొంగించేందుకు వచ్చారు. అంతా ప్లాన్ ప్రకారమే జరుగుతోంది. ఒక దొంగ స్టోర్ యజమాని దృష్టి మళ్లించగా.. మరో దొంగ వస్తువులను బ్యాగ్లో వేసుకున్నాడు. ఇంతలో మరో దుండగుడు పెద్ద గన్తో స్టోర్లోకి ఎంట్రీ ఇచ్చాడు. దీంతో ముందు వచ్చిన దొంగలు వస్తువులు దొంగతనాన్ని ఆపేశారు. తమని తాము రక్షించుకుని.. స్టోర్ యజమానిని కూడా రక్షించేలా అప్పటికప్పుడు ప్లాన్ చేశారు. ఒక దొంగ తన చేతిలోని రోలర్ను వేసి దుండగుడి దృష్టి మరల్చగానే మరో దొంగ అతడిపై దాడి చేసి గన్ లాక్కున్నాడు. అనంతరం ఆ దుండగుడిపై వస్తువులు పడేసి.. స్టోర్ యజమాని చేతిలో గన్ పెట్టేసి బయటకు పరిగెట్టారు.

Fact Check:

A popular video in circulation online appears to show an unusual CCTV footage of failed robbery Shoplifters Stopping an Armed Robbery. Accompanying messages say the two young men came to shoplift in the convenience store, but end up becoming heroes of the shop. Although viral for some time, what you see in the video is not a real incident – it’s a staged incident shot as a promotional video.

About the Video of Failed Robbery Shoplifters Stopping an Armed Robbery

The video in question appears to show an unusual incident, where two young men try to shoplift items in a convenience store and end up in a different fate altogether. As one diverts the attention of the store owner, the other gets busy in lifting the items on rack. Then comes another armed robber pointing gun at the owner. The two men hide quickly, give up their shoplifting plan and attack the armed robber, throwing him helpless on floor. One man takes the gun and hands it over to the store owner before both of them run away from the scene.

The video about the convenience store robbery garnered millions of views in early 2018 when it went viral on Twitter and other social media platforms. It keeps surfacing again in different versions and languages as many believe it is a real incident. Accompanying messages usually attribute the incident to somewhere inside the United States. The video also appears on some news outlets, suggesting the CCTV footage shows an unusual, legendary (failed) robbery.

The video in fact shows a staged incident created to promote the series ‘Five Points’ streaming on Facebook. Instagram page of the FivePointsShow shared the video on 9th February 2018 with a description mentioning “Craziest convenience store footage you’ve ever seen“. The description of the video also mentions Five Points High troublemaker CJ – a character in the series – saves the day. The Facebook page of Five Points carries the tagline, Welcome to Five Points High where everyone’s hiding something. Note, the end of the original video in fact mentions the name of the show Five Points, asking to see it only on Facebook Watch. The promo/credits part is deleted in the video circulating as real incident.

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Prashanth Damarla