YOU’D think a stolen police vehicle in full yellow and blue livery would be too hot to handle for even the most audacious thieves.
Not, apparently, for London moped thieves.
A video circulating on social media purports to show scooter-riding thieves in the act of stealing a police BMW R1200RT, like one of those pictured above.
It was tweeted by @MotorcycleTheft, an account which regularly shares videos of bike thefts in progress. According to the tweet, it was filmed and originally shared by the culprits.
The exact location is unclear but a reply from a twitter user described as a ‘police biker’ said the BMW was parked and unattended, with the key removed from the ignition, when the moped thieves pushed it away. It was 'recovered a short time later', according to the tweet.
Visordown has approached the Metropolitan Police for a comment.
Motorcycle thieves stole a Police motorcycle that used to catch them in the first place to show that they don’t give a damm about it & recorded it and take the piss on social media.— Ray phill (@MotorcycleTheft) January 8, 2018
Let’s see what happens with this one and i hope that the bike has a tracker. pic.twitter.com/5HF4cda6Aq