Passers-by step in to stop brazen bike thieves

This is the dramatic moment a group of thieves were stopped by passers-by as they tried to steal bikes from a busy park in London.

Footage shows two men and a woman standing in front of a bike to stop one of the thieves, who is wearing a hood and face mask, as he tries to pull the bike away from metal railings in Victoria Park, east London, yesterday.

The thief pulls at the bike once again as one of the men stops him and shocked onlookers stare in disbelief. 

The thieves had cut through the locks with an angle-grinder before attempting to make away with the bikes at around 3pm, according to a witness. 

Passers-by hold onto the bike frame as one of the thieves tries to pull it away from the metal rail in Victoria Park, east London, at around 3pm yesterday

Passers-by hold onto the bike frame as one of the thieves tries to pull it away from the metal rail in Victoria Park, east London, at around 3pm yesterday

Passers-by hold onto the bike frame as one of the thieves tries to pull it away from the metal rail in Victoria Park, east London, at around 3pm yesterday

The thief tries to make way with the bike

The thief tries to make way with the bike

The thief pull the bike

The thief pull the bike

The thief continues to pull at the bike as members of the public intervene and try to stop him

During the clip, one of the thieves reaches down to pull the bike towards him before one man pushes him away and another steps on the bike wheel to stop him pulling it free.

A woman is on the phone and appears to be calling the police. 

As members of the public intervene, two of the thieves leave the park on their bikes. 

Just moments later, another man approaches the thief and tries to keep him and another person, who appears to be his accomplice, at the scene.

However he manages to break loose and runs through the park as crowds begin to shout: ‘Get back!’  

A group of onlookers catch the thief and a scuffle ensues as they pull him to the ground in front of shocked families enjoying the Sunday sunshine as they walk in the park.    

But he manages to free himself with the help of his accomplice and flees the scene. 

According to the witness, the group of would-be thieves did not steal the bikes. 

They told MailOnline: ‘It was 3pm and the park was very busy. Without a care in the world, the boys gathered around the bikes and one had a yellow hand-held angle grinder and just started cutting the locks off the bikes – sparks were flying.

‘Everyone stood back in disbelief until an older lady started shouting and then more people got involved. Thankfully they didn’t get away with any bikes this time.

‘The police arrived a few minutes after the incident and they spoke to a few people.

‘I’ve never seen anything like it and I go to the park most weekends.’

One member of the public approaches one of the thieves as he stands with his accomplice as shocked onlookers stare in disbelief

One member of the public approaches one of the thieves as he stands with his accomplice as shocked onlookers stare in disbelief

One member of the public approaches one of the thieves as he stands with his accomplice as shocked onlookers stare in disbelief

As members of the public intervene, two of the thieves leave the park on their bikes

As members of the public intervene, two of the thieves leave the park on their bikes

As members of the public intervene, two of the thieves leave the park on their bikes

Members of the public chase one of the thieves through the park and a scuffle ensues

Members of the public chase one of the thieves through the park and a scuffle ensues

Members of the public chase one of the thieves through the park and a scuffle ensues

A Metropolitan Police spokesperson said: ‘We were called around 15:00hrs on Sunday, 21 March to Victoria Park to reports of four men trying to steal bicycles.

‘Before officers arrived, members of the public intervened and no bikes were stolen.’  

Following the scenes, horrified social media users applauded the passers-by for intervening.

One user wrote: ‘Incredible how brazen they are. I can’t think of a more public place to lock up a bike.’

While another added: ‘Good on that man stopping them.’

Meanwhile another person commented: ‘I’m impressed that just one person tried to stop them.’

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