Quick-thinking truck driver brings down thief by opening his door

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This is the shocking moment a fleeing thief was taken down by a quick-thinking truck driver.

Footage shows the criminal running away from police in the Colombian city of Bogota, before he was floored when the driver opened his door right in front of him.


After collapsing to the ground, police then swoop in to make their arrest.

According to local reports, the man was a member of Colombia's infamous La Pluma gang, which steals from cars in the capital city.

Colombian news website Publimetro reported that the man was one of 10 members that were apprehended by police this week.

The gang's members are known for their ability to break into cars and steal any items they find inside within a minute.

Colombian police believe that certain individuals have been targeting cars in the centre of Bogota for more than 30 years.

Those arrested on charges of aggravated theft face more than 10 years in prison.