Moped muggers with hammer and ‘zombie’ knife pounce on car to steal watches

A pair of moped muggers armed with a hammer and a ‘zombie-style’ knife pounced on a car to steal watches from its passengers.

One of the suspects jumped on the bonnet and kicked in the windscreen during the shocking incident during broad daylight in Finchley, north London.

The driver of the car was left with a cut from the knife and ended up in hospital.

Dashcam images captured the moment as the two men in the sports car stopped in a queue at traffic lights on the North Circular when two mopeds carrying four thugs rode up on either side.

The men were asked to hand over their watches – an Audemars Piguet Royal Oak with a blue face worth more than £14,000 and a Fossil watch.

One of the muggers then jumped on the bonnet and kicked in the windscreen before the two mopeds rode away just before 6.30pm on Saturday.

But it was only afterwards that the driver, 27, realised he had been cut by the knife and went to hospital.


DC Oliver Kotis from Barnet CID, said: "This was a shocking attack on innocent people in broad daylight.

"We are determined to bring these violent criminals to justice, but we need the help of the community to find and arrest these people.

"Anyone who either witnessed this crime, was in the area and has dashcam footage, or anyone with any information should contact police immediately.

"Your information could be vital in bringing these dangerous men to justice."

Scotland Yard are appealing for information following the robbery and have released dashcam images of the incident.

A statement from Metropolitan Police said: "At around 6.25pm on June 2, two men were travelling in a Mazda MX5- RF car on the A406 in Finchley.

"Near to the junction with the A1 and Henley’s Corner, the victim’s car was stationary when two mopeds, carrying four male suspects, rode up on either side.

"The suspects demanded watches from the two victims.

"One suspect was brandishing a hammer and the other a large ‘zombie style’ knife.

"The watches were stolen, an Audemars Piguet Royal Oak with a blue face and a Fossil watch.

"One of the suspects then jumped on the victim’s car, kicking the windscreen twice causing it to smash.

"The suspects then jumped back on the moped, heading west on the A406 towards Brent Cross.

"Following the incident, the driver, a 27-year-old man, realised he had received a knife-cut to his arm. He was treated for his injuries at hospital and has since been discharged."

Anyone with information should call Barnet CID on 101 or contact via Twitter @MetCC. Please quote CAD 6673/02JUN

To remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or contact them via crimestoppers-uk.org.

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