Armed robber dies after shooting himself in groin in botched store raid

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SHOCKING CCTV has captured the moment a bungling robber accidentally shot himself in the groin while raiding a drug store.

The crook – identified as Federico Luis Acosta – was filmed demanding money from a lone cashier at a pharmacy in Tucumán, Argentina, at around 9pm on Wednesday.

In the footage, Acosta can be seen wearing a white crash helmet and pulling out a gun when a customer walks into the store.

The white-shirted man and robber exchange words before the customer retreats with his hands in the air.

Acosta finally puts the gun back into his waistband – but then accidentally fires it.

A bullet hits his groin and he jumps in shock, before hobbling out of the store.

The customer then picks up the stolen money that the robber has dropped and hands it back to the cashier.

Acosta fled on a motorcycle but only made it two blocks before collapsing and was found lying in a pool of his own blood by police.

He was taken to a local hospital but died two hours later, after severing a major artery in his groin.

Sebastian Ingrao, owner of the pharmacy, said it was the second time the business had been targeted in just 40 days.

“Rodrigo (the cashier) was also in that attack, so he is more scared now and I do not know if he will go back to work,” he told Argentinian news outlet La Gaceta.

“They are a family that needs this income but unfortunately because of the insecurity and fear I do not think they can continue. You cannot live like that.”

A police source told Argentinian newspaper La Gaceta that the suspect had been on a crime spree and was on his third robbery of the day.

The man had attacked a woman nearby and robbed another drug store in the area before making his fatal error.

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