Story By: Ana Marjanovic, Sub-Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Newsflash
This is the moment two loyal dogs protect their elderly owner as an armed gang robs his business.
The robbery took place at the victim’s agricultural machinery shop in the city of Londrina in the Brazilian state of Parana on 24th November.
The footage shows four armed men entering the yard and attacking an elderly man.
They drag the man out of an office, apparently by a gold chain around his neck, before the two dogs chase them away.
Both dogs seemingly then check on their owner before running at the fleeing gunmen, forcing at least one suspect to open fire.
The local police said the thieves made off with the victim’s gold chain and the wallet of someone in the shop at the time.
One of the dogs and a man in the shop both needed medical treatment.
The victim was taken to hospital by relatives after reportedly being struck with the butt of a gun. The dog underwent veterinary treatment after suffering injuries to its mouth and a paw after seemingly being shot at, as can be seen in the video.
The local authorities said the owner and his dogs are all doing well, however, none of the suspects have been arrested yet and remain on the loose.
The investigation is ongoing.