Video shows brazen thugs snatch watches and phones from unsuspecting victims in broad daylight


Bike thieves roam streets of lawless London: Video shows brazen thugs snatch watches and phones from unsuspecting victims in broad daylight in crime spree on streets of capital

  • Two videos shared online show the moment victims were robbed in London 
  • One shows a couple in a property in West London being robbed of a watch 
  • Another shows the moment a thief on a push bike made a getaway with a phone 

Shocking footage of the moment thieves snatched watches and phones from victims in broad daylight in London has emerged online. 

One video, which was shared on Instagram and Twitter, shows a man and woman ringing the buzzer and heading into a building in West London before being pursued by a thief who made off on the back of a moped. 

They are immediately followed by a person wearing a black helmet while a second person in motorbike gear riding a red bike drives into the frame on the main road. 

A commotion can be heard inside while a man shouts: ‘Take off the watch’. The woman can be heard screaming as another man, wearing a high-vis jacket emerges from the building and glances at the driver on the bike before walking away. 

The caption on the video reads: ‘Don’t think about it’, suggesting that the bike driver said this to the passer-by.  

The bike then mounts the curb as the other person runs from the building and jumps onto the back of the bike before speeding off. 

The man and woman chase after him shouting for help. 

They then stand in the road with their arms raised asking: ‘Where is everybody?’ and shouting for help. 

The couple are seen walking up to the building and using the buzzer to get inside

The couple are seen walking up to the building and using the buzzer to get inside 

The bike quickly pulls up next to the building as the robber enters the building after the couple

The bike quickly pulls up next to the building as the robber enters the building after the couple 

The bike mounts the curb to ensure a fast getaway when their accomplice has gotten the watch

The bike mounts the curb to ensure a fast getaway when their accomplice has gotten the watch 

The thief quickly exits the building and jumps straight onto the back of the moped

The thief quickly exits the building and jumps straight onto the back of the moped 

The pair try to chase after the robbers and shout for help in the street

The pair try to chase after the robbers and shout for help in the street 

They then stand in the road with their arms raised asking: 'Where is everybody?' and shouting for help.

They then stand in the road with their arms raised asking: ‘Where is everybody?’ and shouting for help.

The man wearing a high-vis jack returns into the shot as the pair stand and look down the road for the thieves

The man wearing a high-vis jack returns into the shot as the pair stand and look down the road for the thieves

The man wearing a high-vis jack returns into the shot as the pair stand and look down the road for the thieves. 

The time stamp on the video suggests it was filmed on Wednesday June 15 and that the incident happened at around 13:53. 

Many people on social media have suggested the man wearing a high-vis jacket was a security guard. 

The video shows the victim chasing the thief down the road as they make their getaway

The video shows the victim chasing the thief down the road as they make their getaway 

The thief is seen peddling quickly down the road with the phone in their hand

The thief is seen peddling quickly down the road with the phone in their hand 

People stop to watch the pair rushing down the road

People stop to watch the pair rushing down the road 

A second video shows a thief on a push bike speed down the road holding a smart phone in their hand while the owner chases after them.   

The footage, filmed on Tooley Street near Tower Bridge in London, shows the thief peddling quickly down the street while the victim chases behind.

People are seen stopping to watch the incident unfold.  

It is not clear when the footage was filmed.  

A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police said: ‘Police have received a number of reports of mobile phone snatch thefts in and around the Tooley Street area over the last few days.

‘The Central South Command Unit are investigating and enquiries are ongoing.’

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