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Astonishing moment bus driver narrowly avoids being killed by 'robber' as bullet misses head by mill

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Astonishing moment bus driver narrowly avoids being killed by 'robber' as bullet misses head by millimetres A bus driver cheats death as a bullet whizzes past his head and misses him by millimetres during a terrifying raid captured on CCTV . The astonishing incident happened when a gang of alleged armed robbers boarded the bus and apparently began robbing passengers. The trio - a woman and two men - appear to rip a necklace from a woman's neck before moving down the bus and robbing other passengers. A security camera trained on the driver's cab then shows him looking nervously behind while still driving the bus. Chilevisión CHVbus driver cheats death when a bullet fired by a robber whizzes past him missing his head by millimetresNear death: The bullet whizzes past the bus driver's head Suddenly a bullet flies through the protective glass behind him and out through the windshield. Just milliseconds earlier and it almost certainly would have hit his head. Passengers on the bus can be seen cowering on the ground as the shot is fired. The incident happened on a bus travelling between La Florida and Talagante in the Santiago Metropolitan region of central Chile. The driver, who spoke to a local TV station with his face partially hidden, said: “They signalled to me to stop and pointed a gun at me as soon as they boarded. Chilevisión CHVbus driver cheats death when a bullet fired by a robber whizzes past him missing his head by millimetresGet down: Passengers drop to the floor after the gun goes off “It was a woman and two men. “Afterwards the passengers said they had taken all their belongings. “They shot at me because I refused to stop the bus or hand over any money to them. I had a very lucky escape. “I’ve been driving buses for more than 30 years but nothing like this has ever happened to me.” Chilevisión CHVbus driver cheats death when a bullet fired by a robber whizzes past him missing his head by millimetresNear miss: The hole left by the bullet that narrowly missed the bus driver The driver is understood to have been in an enclosed area protected by a wire mesh which he refused to open before he was shot at. The woman robber made no attempt to hide her face - unlike her two accomplices. All three are still at large. Julio Barriga, a colleague of the driver who was shot at, said: “The cage we’ve got serves for nothing when you’ve got someone pointing a gun at you.” Chilevisión CHVbus driver cheats death when a bullet fired by a robber whizzes past him missing his head by millimetresHold up: The three people who robbed passengers are still at large In November a bus driver in Chile was arrested after opening the doors of his bus and killing a woman filming him after an argument over her fare. Sandra Vergara Cisternas, 51, died in hospital after falling from the bus as she took out her mobile to film Fernando Irribara, 54, when he refused to let her pay a reduced fare with her student pass. In January an armed robber was filmed pinching a bus driver's cigarette after taking his money and fares on a vehicle in in Jalisco, Mexico.