Shocking moment man, 18, & # 39; steals a busker & # 39; s revenue & # 39; in Sydney's busiest shopping center – before the performer helps limit him to the police arriving and damaging his $ 3000 guitar in battle
- Busker had stolen almost all abductions by a potential thief in the Pitt Street Mall in Sydney
- Martin Campos, 38, abruptly abandoned his performance to pursue the man
- Chilean student was Facebook live streaming performance as it unfolded
- Male, 18, arrested on the spot and talking to the police as the investigation continues
- Mr Campos now feels sorry for the man and does not want accusations to be made
A busker has livestreamed the shocking moment a man allegedly tried to steal his income while he performed in a busy Sydney shopping district.
Martin Campos was shoppers in Sydney & Pitt Street Mall shortly after 5:00 pm on Saturday, when a man reportedly left with his basket full of money.
The Chilean student, 38, was live streaming his performance on Facebook when he was forced to abruptly leave his post to pursue the alleged thief.
Busker Martin Campos (photo) had almost stolen his afternoon win on Saturday night
A man, 18 (seated photo), was arrested on the spot and assists NSW Police with their questions
& # 39; The man grabbed my bag full of notes, so I ran after him and luckily others had seen what happened and got hold of him & # 39 ;, Campos told Daily Mail Australia.
& # 39; I was angry at first, but afterwards I just felt sorry for the man. & # 39;
With the help of Mr. Campos, the Good Samaritans managed to restrain the man on the ground until the police arrived.
The attempt at theft at Pitt Street Mall was recorded by the busker on Facebook livestream
The live stream video does not show that the man is caught, but captures many shocked bystanders as they watch the incident with different inner steps to help, including a guard from a nearby store.
Music continues to play on the live stream video for a few minutes until an angry looking Mr. Campos returns to the screen with his earnings.
The end of the video shows the alleged thief on the ground while he is being held and does not look happy when he appears on the camera.
The incident was observed by a Daily Mail Australia staff member.
& # 39; Look at this mother who stole me, & # 39; says Mr. Campos viewers.
& # 39; This is not the first time. & # 39;
Mr. Campos' guitar was broken while he restrained the man, but at least he managed to get his income back
One of the strings on Campos & # 39; beloved 3000 guitar was damaged while he restrained the man.
The full-time busker, who has lived in Australia for three years, is devastated by his broken guitar, but is grateful that his hard-earned income was returned to him from noon.
He said that working as a busker is not easy.
Mr. Campos packs his things after a busy day but is planning to return on Sunday. & # 39; I have to have my guitar repaired, but I will lend someone else if I have to & # 39 ;, he told Daily Mail Australia
& # 39; It is not the first time this (stealing) has happened and it is something that all buskers are concerned about, & # 39; said Campos.
& # 39; This is our job. We all work very hard to pay rent and earn an income. I also pay a visa to stay here and go to school. Buskers have to invest a lot of money, it is not an easy job. & # 39;
Mr Campos spends every weekend at Pitt Street Mall and despite the ordeal of Saturday night, he hopes to be back there on Sunday.
& # 39; I have to have my guitar repaired, but I will borrow someone else if I have to, & # 39; he said.
Martin Campos has many weekend customers in the Pitt Street Mall in Sydney
Mr Campos said that he did not want accusations to be brought against the man who, according to him, had fallen during difficult times.
& # 39; I don't want to cause him any more problems & # 39 ;, he told Daily Mail Australia.
& # 39; If he wanted money, he just had to ask and I would have lent or given him something. If I could say one thing to him, that would not be the way to make money. If I could ask a question, I would ask why. & # 39;
An NSW police spokeswoman told Daily Mail Australia that an 18-year-old man was arrested on the spot and taken to the Sydney City police station where he spoke to the police.
& # 39; Questions are still being asked & # 39 ;, said the spokeswoman.
Mr. Campos (left) does not want accusations to be made against the man who tried to steal from him
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