Two younger bike brandished an angle grinder at cafe customers attempting to forestall them from escaping in north London.

Shocking footage seems to present two masked youths slicing by way of a motorbike lock on Crouch Hill on Tuesday at 6.10pm.

One buyer shouts ‘Hey, hey’ at the pair and prices in direction of them however stops in his tracks when one of many thieves swings round at him with the facility software.

The other considers biking away up the steep Crouch Hill before altering his thoughts selecting the bike up and operating away with it in the route of Crouch End Library in Haringey Park.

There have been no arrests

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A Scotland Yard spokesman said: “Police were called 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 metropolis 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.

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

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

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