Moped thieves jump on driver's car bonnet and cut him with zombie knife at traffic light
This is the terrifying moment two men who were stuck in traffic were targeted by moped muggers armed with a hammer and a large ‘zombie style’ knife.
Dash cam footage shows the four thugs riding up on either side of the car which was stopped in a queue at traffic lights on the North Circular Road in Finchley on Saturday.
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One of them, who was brandishing a hammer, demanded both men hand over their watches – an Audemars Piguet Royal Oak with a blue face worth more than £14,000 and a Fossil watch – before another member of the gang jumped on the car bonnet.
then kicked the screen twice and shattered it before he made off with the rest of the gang.
Dash cam footage shows the four thugs riding up on either side of the car which was stopped in a queue at traffic lights on the North Circular Road in Finchley last Saturday. (Picture: Metropolitan Police)
During the attack, one of the victims, who is aged 27, suffered a cut to his arm.
He was treated for his injuries at hospital and has since been discharged. Detectives from Barnet CID are investigating and no arrests have been made at this stage.
DC Oliver Kotis, from Barnet CID, said: ‘This was a shocking attack on innocent people in broad daylight. ‘We are determined to bring these violent criminals to justice, but we need the help of the community to find and arrest these people. ‘Anyone who either witnessed this crime, was in the area and has dashcam footage, or anyone with any information should contact police immediately.
Your information could be vital in bringing these dangerous men to justice..’
Scotland Yard said: ‘Police are appealing for information following a robbery on the North Circular Road, and have released dashcam images of the incident.
‘At around 6.25pm on Saturday, 2 June, two men were travelling in a Mazda MX5- RF car on the A406 in Finchley.
‘Near to the junction with the A1 and Henley’s Corner, the victim’s car was stationary when two mopeds, carrying four male suspects, rode up on either side.
‘The suspects demanded watches from the two victims.
‘One suspect was brandishing a hammer and the other a large ‘zombie style’ knife.
The watches were stolen, an Audemars Piguet Royal Oak with a blue face and a Fossil watch.
‘One of the suspects then jumped on the victim’s car, kicking the windscreen twice causing it to smash.
The suspects then jumped back on the moped, heading west on the A406 towards Brent Cross.
‘Following the incident, the driver, a 27-year-old man, realised he had received a knife-cut to his arm.
He was treated for his injuries at hospital and has since been discharged.
Culled from Metro
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