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A bloke left his young girlfriend to deal with two robbers on a motorbike as they walked hand-in-hand along the pavement.
The man was filmed sprinting away from his partner after one robber jumped off the back of a motorbike to confront them.
The suspect can be seen attempting to trip the fleeing lad but turns his attention on the young girl after the bloke manages to escape the situation.
In the footage, the robber takes a mobile phone from her pocket and jumps on the back of the motorbike before fleeing the scene.
The horrifying incident happened in the neighbourhood of Poligonos in the municipality of Ecatepec de Morelos in Mexico.
Reports say the footage was captured on May 21.
The footage was spread widely on social media where the fleeing boyfriend has received a wave of criticism – although some claim that he did the right thing.
One online commenter wrote: "Equality. He would be more likely get killed standing up to them."
Another said: "Good on him."
"She will never be attracted to him again," said another.
In other news, a British bloke touring Mexico is said to have been in the "wrong place at the wrong time" after he was shot and killed near a Mexican supermarket.
Ben Corser, 37, a software engineer from Cornwall, had been holidaying in Mexico since the start of this year but was killed alongside his two friends in the country.
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The 37-year-old appears to have been caught in the crossfire when he and two friends, Claudio and Alfredo, went to pick up their shopping from a nearby supermarket.
Ben, Claudio and Alfredo all lost their lives, with the three men shot and killed while sitting in their car on Camino Real Boulevard in western Mexico. a gang of teenage thugs have been found guilty of murder after they brutally attacked an 18-year-old as he walked home from a funfair.
His parents, former headteacher Andrew Corser and Lorraine Downes, as well as his brother, Tom Corser, said that Ben had been in "the wrong place at the wrong time".
Ben, who his family say had "become part of the community" in western Mexico, will have his body returned to the UK for a funeral in St Just, Cornwall.
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