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Savage daylight robbery

Savage daylight robbery

Source: Evening Standard https://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/moped-thugs-threaten-baby-with-huge-knife-during-terrifying-street-robbery-a3626421.html

 

Her husband, 32, threw his watch at the robbers in a bid to get them to leave. “When I turned around the guy was coming towards me and then he put the knife to my daughter and I gave him my watch as well,” she said.

 

“[Our daughter] did not know what the knife was but she could feel we were upset and she cried. We’ll never forget the image of that man with the knife.”

The number of attacks by moped muggers has doubled in London in the past 12 months with a surge in thefts and assaults. Police are struggling to tackle the menace amid safety guidelines that make it difficult for officers to pursue mopeds through the crowded streets. Ms Jimenez, a Belgian national who came to London with her husband seven months ago, posted details of the attack on Facebook and called on Mayor Sadiq Khan to take action.

She said police arrived quickly but told her they were powerless to chase the criminals. “We have just moved here so I do not know what the rules are but I am furious the police cannot protect us,” she told the Standard.

“The police said we were the fourth people to be attacked that day. I just do not understand how the police cannot do anything, it is ridiculous. Now the anger is taking over. They knew exactly what they were doing — threatening a baby, the parents are going to do everything to protect her.”

A Met spokesman said: “Police are investigating a moped-enabled robbery.” The suspects, who fled towards Elystan Place, were white and wore black crash helmets, navy tracksuits and black Nike trainers. There have been no arrests.

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