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Aussie Blokes Thwart Robbers By Taking Keys To Getaway Car

Two men from the Gold Coast were able to disrupt an attempted armed robbery by stealing the keys to their getaway car.

James Ross-Munro and Kane Wiblen were walking past a service station at Arundel when they witnessed an attempted robbery at an Oporto next door.

Instead of standing idly by, Mr Ross-Monro - who had just "busted a plugga" (broken his thongs) - decided to take matters into his own hands.

The white Commodore had no registration plates, but Mr Ross-Monro just took the keys from the ignition of the unlocked car.

When the robbers returned to the car, they quickly realised the keys were missing, but not before Mr Ross-Monro threw a few punches to the robber in the passenger seat.

The two took off on foot, and Mr Ross-Monro and Mr Wiblen - who filmed the whole thing on his phone - gave chase but the robbers got away.

The two immediately posted the footage to Facebook saying: 

"The moment we caught two blokes breaking into Oportos Arundel, they ran inside so I took their keys out of the ignition.

“When the driver came back to the car he realised his keys were missing, the passenger jumped in and I managed to land a few punches ...

“I chased them but because I’m fat they got away.”


The video has since been shared hundreds of times, with many saying the two are heroes.

Gold Coast police confirmed the robbery and said the two fled west down Brisbane Road towards Helensvale.

They have one man, 23, in custody but are asking anyone with information to call Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000.

Source: Gold Coast Bulletin

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