Gang tried to steal two motorbikes – level 3, A12
This CCTV footage shows the moment six would-be robbers attempted to steal two Ducati motorbikes from a London showroom.
Two people entered the In-Moto shop in Croydon before being joined by the rest of the gang. But their attempt to make off with the motorcycles worth around 25 000 pounds each was thwarted when shop worker Paul Read noticed the robbery in progress.
He ran to confront the thieves managing to push one of them to the ground after they had aborted their raid.
Chaotic scenes ensued with staff and the public charging the robbers who responded by hurling metal rods and hammers.
The gang did eventually flee the scene but they did so empty handed.
Interesting words: CCTV (camera in the street), footage (film), would-be robber (someone who wanted to steal), make off with (steal), thwarted (prevented), aborted (stopped), raid (short attack), ensue (happen after something), charge (run and attack), hurling (throwing), flee (leave quickly because the situation is dangerous).
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