Robbery in Santiago – level 3
Seen from the point of view of a police officer, this is the moment authorities in Chile attempt to capture three suspected thieves. The viral video shows police surrounding this red car, pointing their weapons at the driver, as the suspects try to escape.
The incident began at midday on Monday when three individuals aged 16, 17, and 20 entered a watch shop in Greater Santiago, threatening staff and robbing several items. They went on to attack a woman and steal her car. Speaking anonymously to local media, she said:
"They told me to get out but I didn't want to give them my car. I think I kicked them twice. The guy punched me in the leg and got in the car and the other showed me a gun. When he showed me the gun, that was it."
Eventually, police managed to stop the vehicle and apprehend the suspects, but only after one of them was shot by police.
Difficult words: attempt (to try), viral (very popular in the internet), Greater (including nearby areas), apprehend (to arrest).
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