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This South African man captured himself being robbed thanks to a GoPro

The thieves ordered him off his bike and had him cough up his belongings, but forgot the GoPro camera on his head.


Fernando Alfonso III


Posted on Jun 6, 2014   Updated on May 31, 2021, 4:39 am CDT

Getting robbed at gunpoint is something no victim wants to relive unless, thanks to a GoPro camera, they have no choice.

While riding his bike in South Africa’s Somerset, a town near the southernmost tip of the country, on May 31, Malcolm Fox was approached by a man wielding a gun.

The man ordered Fox off his bike and had him cough up his cell phone, keys, Oakley sunglasses, and wallet while another thief grabbed his bike.

The one thing these criminals forgot to take was a GoPro camera attached to his helmet which captured the entire incident on video.

The video has since been used, according to, to track down the thieves and bring them to justice.

Screengrab via YouTube

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*First Published: Jun 6, 2014, 5:40 am CDT