— Passing mobile bicycle repair man threatened with angle grinder.
— Angle grinder makes short work of well-regarded Kryptonite lock.
People were left stunned today as an angle grinder-wielding bicycle thief and his accomplices stole a number of bicycles in Dublin’s Docklands — one member of the public was threatened when they tried to intervene.
Laura Carroll, who caught the brazen thief on camera, tweeted: “This guy outside McCann FitzGerald robbed 3 bikes. He had an angle grinder before you ask why people didn’t stop him. His friend had already taken 2 bikes up over sam Beckett bridge. Rang the guards.”
Video too pic.twitter.com/ZmVDXxA6yt— Laura Carroll (@LauraCarroll84) March 4, 2020
When one person on Twitter asked, why the mobile bicycle clinic van — who’s van can be seen passing in the above video — didn’t stop, Carroll said: “They did – They got out and your man was shouting at him and going at him with the angle grinder.”
Staff of the Cycle Clinic later replied and said: “We challenged this scumbag (just after video above), rang guards and followed him across North Wall Quay but lost him. Told Garda we were chasing and they said they would ring back. No phonecall back yet!”
We challenged this scumbag (just after video above), rang guards and followed him across North Wall Quay but lost him. Told Garda we were chasing and they said they would ring back. No phonecall back yet!— Cycle Clinic (@ClinicCycle) March 4, 2020
One person who walked passed the theft-in-progress said: “I’m open enough to say I walked passed him. Assumed theft couldn’t be that brazen, naively thinking it could just as easily be someone who lost a key. Lesson learned.”