The drivers of an ADT vehicle were held at gunpoint in Johannesburg... and the entire scene was captured by Google Street View.
The images, which were captured by Google in February this year, show the assailant pointing a gun at the ADT security guard on Junction Road in the suburb of Bramley near Illovo.
Due to Google’s Street View policies the licence plate of the robbers’ BMW and the branding of the ADT patrol vehicle have been blurred out.
See the Google images below of the armed robbery in progress:
Here is the hyperlink to the street view on Google Maps. Click here.
The incident took place within viewing distance from the nearest neighbourhood patrol station; unfortunately the station guard remained oblivious to the assault happening metres away.
Theunis Kotze, General Manager ADT Inland Region confirmed the incident in question happened on February 2015.
"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."
According to Kotze, police and ADT investigated the incident but no arrests were made at the time.