errifying footage exhibits the second a pair have been mugged in broad daylight by knife-wielding thugs who stole their watches.
The stunning theft occurred in Pond Place, Chelsea, on Monday afternoon – and noticed a screaming girl held at knifepoint by a balaclava-clad thief.
Two hooded folks wearing black leapt from a automotive earlier than ambushing the lady, in her 30s, and a person in his 40s as they walked via the upmarket space.
The thieves – one seemingly armed with a knife – tussle with the feminine sufferer as she lies in a doorway, in cell phone footage shot by an eyewitness. Her screams may be heard ringing out loudly.
Her male companion tries to assist her however one thug grabs him, and he tries desperately to flee.
A person filming the assault threatens to name the police whereas an aged couple – together with a girl brandishing what seems to be a protracted stick – come to the victims’ help.
The thieves then make off in a silver automotive.
The Met has launched an investigation into the theft, after being known as to the scene shortly earlier than 2.40pm on Monday.
Chief Superintendent Owain Richards condemned the “appalling incident”.
“No-one must be subjected to such unacceptable violence,” he stated.
“Our devoted Theft Workforce are investigating and trawling CCTV. We’ve got seen an increase in watch robberies, and are focusing our sources within the hotspots.”
No arrests have but been made.
Police are conscious of footage on social media. Any witnesses or these with info that would assist police ought to name 101 ref CAD 3968/22 Aug.