Gang try to steal Yamaha from un­der rider’s nose

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Bike vlog­ger Shaun Thomp­son thought he was hav­ing a late April Fool when a gang of four youths tried to steal his Yamaha MT-07 in broad day­light.

In a video posted on his Face­book page, four men can be seen ap­proach­ing the bike, re­mov­ing the cover and at­tempt­ing to cut off the lock – all while Thomp­son filmed them from an up­stairs win­dow and in­formed them he was call­ing the po­lice. When the men dis­cover there is a sec­ond lock on the rear wheel they give up and ride off on two scoot­ers, not be­fore smash­ing the win­dow of a car on the drive­way. You can watch the video here:

Thomp­son says this was the third time that week some­one had at­tempted to steal his MT-07 from out­side his house in Sur­rey. The first at­tempt was at 4pm on Mon­day, March 26, fol­lowed by a sec­ond at mid­night, March 30.

This shock­ing video comes only one week af­ter the polic­ing min­is­ter Nick Hurd MP said the gov­ern­ment is to re­view the law sur­round­ing po­lice chases but in the mean­time of­fi­cers should not be afraid of chas­ing sus­pects on bikes. Ac­cord­ing to Met fig­ures there were 24,329 moped re­lated crimes in the 12 months to Fe­bru­ary 2018, up from 10,170 in the pre­vi­ous 12 months.

‘The gang rode off… but not be­fore smash­ing Shaun’s car win­dows’

These guys are the low­est of the low

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