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1nterceptor 06-04-14 12:04 PM

Mtb'er robbed at gunpoint video
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECs8ZrmH8D8

Chris516 06-04-14 12:14 PM

I hope with the clear view of the main gunman's face. They catch the criminal soon.

FBinNY 06-04-14 12:23 PM

Yeah, It was kinda nice of the gunman to provide such a good closeup.

But it's not surprising. Bicycles are getting more expensive and folks are more serious about keeping them secure. So it's not surprising that there's a mode shift from bike theft to bike jacking. This would parallel the dramatic rise in car jackings as auto ignition security improved over the last decade or so.

BTW- I gather this was HELMET CAM, and I'm surprised that after taking a good close look at the camera the robber didn't think to take it away. But then again, nobody says criminals are smart.

bikemig 06-04-14 12:34 PM

Wow, that is all I have to say.

achoo 06-04-14 01:41 PM

South Africa. Not surprising.

dynaryder 06-04-14 05:45 PM

They got them:
WATCH: Cyclist films bike-jacking - three in court | eNCA

02Giant 06-04-14 07:42 PM

Checking the weather report in the link was cool, I had no idea it snowed in South Africa. :eek:

rydabent 06-05-14 07:35 AM

Fantastic!!!!! The guy got his bike and phone back and the scumbags are in jail.

genec 06-05-14 10:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 02Giant (Post 16822276)
Checking the weather report in the link was cool, I had no idea it snowed in South Africa. :eek:

Heck, it snows in Hawaii...

genec 06-05-14 10:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rydabent (Post 16823345)
Fantastic!!!!! The guy got his bike and phone back and the scumbags are in jail.

I wonder how well the video will play in court.

vol 06-05-14 11:03 AM

GoPro can certainly use this for its advertisement :)

dralways 06-06-14 03:44 AM

I would be extremely worried if I were that MTB'er considering they may not get all that much time and quite possibly have a vendetta after release. Time to relocate?


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