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A would-be Los Angeles robbery victim turned the tables — and a gun — on his assailants, shooting the two bumbling thieves and sending them scrambling for their lives, new surveillance video released by the LAPD shows.

The scene unfolded shortly after 7 p.m. Monday in the Fairfax neighborhood when a silver sedan pulls up to a man and two women who are seen chatting in a parking lot.

“Two suspects exited from an idling Dodge Avenger near Melrose Avenue and Vista Street and confronted the victim with handgun in hand,” the LAPD said in a press release.

“Words were apparently exchanged and the victim ultimately produces a handgun, apparently to defend himself and others in his group from the would-be robbery suspects,” the release said.

The footage shows the intended victim drawing his gun first and firing off at least three shots, sending the wannabe crooks running for cover — and the Dodge peeling off.

The victim shooting at the two thieves in Los Angeles.
The victim shooting at the two thieves in Los Angeles.
Los Angeles Police Department

Police said they later arrested the two would-be robbers, identified as Nicholas Brown, 22, and Markeil Hayes, 28, both from Los Angeles.

Both men were shot in the legs and suffered non-life-threatening injuries, cops said.

Police are still looking for the driver of the Dodge, who fled and has not been identified.

It is not clear if police questioned the gun-toting vigilante or his companions.

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