Saturday 14 December 2019

Instant karma: Motorbike thieves attack owner with nunchucks before the tables turn

Tom Pugh

CCTV footage captured the moment a man was attacked with a pair of nunchucks as he tackled two would-be thieves trying to steal his motorbike.

The owner ran out of his house carrying the martial arts weapon as one suspect armed with a screwdriver tried to steal his three-wheeled bike in Arnull's Road, Croydon, south London.

One of the crooks grabbed the nunchucks before lashing out at him with them, injuring the 46-year-old's hand.

As neighbours came to his aid, the two men fled on foot, leaving behind a stolen bike they had arrived on just after 1.30pm on December 10.

Detective Constable Ania Casey, of the Metropolitan Police, said: "If the owner had not locked his motorbike with a heavy chain, his bike may have been taken in seconds.

"Those extra minutes were sufficient enough to alert the owner and his neighbours to deter the two suspects."

One suspect is described as wearing a dark jacket with a red logo on the back, black trousers with a blue line down the side, black trainers with white soles and gloves.

The second wore a dark jacket with a grey top, dark trousers, black trainers with white soles and a helmet with a Nike tick on the back.

No arrests have been made, and police have urged witnesses to call officers on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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