Bike thieves threaten café clients with angle grinder in Crouch Finish

Bike thieves threaten café clients with angle grinder in Crouch Finish


wo younger bike brandished an angle grinder at cafe clients making an attempt to stop them from escaping in north London.

Surprising footage seems to indicate two masked youths chopping by way of a motorcycle lock on Crouch Hill on Tuesday at 6.10pm.

One buyer shouts ‘Hey, hey’ on the pair and expenses in the direction of them however stops in his tracks when one of many thieves swings spherical at him with the ability device.

The opposite considers biking away up the steep Crouch Hill earlier than altering his thoughts choosing the bike up and operating away with it within the path of Crouch Finish Library in Haringey Park.

There have been no arrests

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A Scotland Yard spokesman mentioned: “Police have been known as at 18:11hrs on Tuesday, 20 September after two males stole a bicycle in Crouch Hill.

“There have been no arrests; enquiries are ongoing.”

London got here out because the worst area in England and Wales for stolen bikes, with a median of 390 thefts per 100,000 individuals.

The town was the worst for the remainder of England and Wales with 1,565 thefts.

Tower Hamlets has been revealed because the worst London borough for bike thefts.

Utilizing police data, biking insurer Bikmo discovered there have been a complete of 1,784 bicycles stolen within the east London borough in 2021, the very best within the capital.

Biking Weekly obtained unique figures from the Metropolitan Police displaying between 2017 and 2021 an enormous 162,943 bicycles have been reported stolen in London – one each 16 minutes.

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