Heroic Bystander Takes Down Moped-Riding Criminals

ViralHogPublished: November 21, 2017146,980 viewsVirality: 27%
Published: November 21, 2017

As dramatic dash cam videos go, this one is no different. On November 19, one man decided to jump and take down two criminals on a moped, after they snatchad a woman’s bag right from her arm in the streets of North London.

Two thieves with their helmets on are driving around on a moped in front of the car filming them. They seem to minding their business, going where they need to be, but in the far left they notice a lone pedestrian crossing the street in Islington. The driver mounts the pavement so that his passenger can snatch the woman’s handbag from her shoulder and they drive off, as the victim looks in horror.

However, they did not count on the good Samaritan just a few feet down the street, who heard the woman’s calls of distress. The man jumps on the moped, grabs the pillion passenger holding the snatched purse and wrestles him to the ground.

The suspect squirmed free to rejoin his accomplice but lost the bag in the brawl. As the impromptu hero checks himself for injuries, the shocked driver says: "You alright mate? Don’t worry I’ve got it all on camera."

Security experts have warned of a predicted rise in moped-enabled criminal activity including robbery in the run up to Christmas.

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