Filmed: Video shows thief stealing e-bike in York city center
This is the moment a thief took a bicycle from a crowded shopping street in downtown York.
The CCTV film shows that a character takes only a few seconds to cut the padlock on the Carrera Vengeance electric bike, which is gray with red stripes.
It was taken from the bicycle parking lot near the old post office on Lendal.
The man then goes to the buyers on Saturday afternoon.
Police shared the video, which was recorded at 2:45 p.m. to Saturday August 14.
Agents are asking anyone who recognizes the man in the video to contact them – details below.
PC Jamie Gibson said: “The victim attached his bike to a bike rack with a lock, but the lock is cut and the bike is stolen within seconds.
“The CCTV footage shows how thieves can quickly steal a cycle that is inexpensive or poor quality locking. To help deter opportunistic criminals, we strongly recommend that you use an approved locking device.
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