It is said there is honour among thieves – but an armed raid in South Africa appears to have put paid to the old proverb.
CCTV footage of the supermarket robbery shows a gunman snatching the cash register while pointing his weapon at two of the store’s employees.
But as he fills his bag with stolen money, some of the notes drop to the floor, prompting a customer to crawl into shot and start scooping up the fallen cash.
The man is then seen slithering briskly across the floor past the feet of the robber before disappearing out of shot.
The 30-second video has been shared thousands of times on social media.