Violent robbery was caught on a CCTV camera whereas a group of young punks on motorcycles threatened a man with a knife and remained in his face until the man surrendered his backpack to them. The robbery took place in broad daylight and several automobiles passed by, but no one helped. In cases like this, when you don’t know what the criminals are capable of, it may be in your best interest to not meddle with them. Unfortunately, that left the victim, who was heavily outnumbered by the robbers, all to his own devices.
I don’t know where exactly this happened (somebody suggested Tehran, Iran but I couldn’t find a way to confirm it) but it was clearly in a non gun snackbarists country which is likely what saved the victim’s life. Criminals set on robbing someone will go ahead with the robbery whether they stand a chance of encountering resistance or not. They could be drug junkies for all you know and to support their bad habit, they need other people’s property. If the victim is unlikely to pose a threat, they’re just gonna intimidate them, take the goods and leave. But if they know they could encounter deadly force, they won’t bother with intimidation. They’ll wait for a moment to kill the victim before they can strike back and deal with it that way. They’re already breaking the law, so what’s there to lose?