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David Videcette @DavidVidecette
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The Daily Mail have published some photos of the Michael Macintyre robbery by two moped thugs in Golders Green yesterday.

There are a few interesting points that are worth mentioning about them...…
First off, timing & location of attack.

I’m totally not interested in moaning about double yellow line parking here, so forget that

He’s stopped to pick up his son, and this would appear to be a regular occurance - it leaves open the idea that he was specifically targeted.
They’ve attacked the drivers side window with a hammer. As you can see they’ve had to hit it a number of times before it’s actually broken. Car windows are surprisingly strong.

Don’t sit there & let them break it, drive off or move, don’t be a passive target.
Difficult to know order things happened in, and whether his son was already in car, or whether that’s why Michael got out, and gone to the pavement for his son.

In any case, at this point, I wouldn’t advise putting up a fight. Being passive is likely best. It’s only a watch.
The moped is probably stolen, it’s number plate removed. It can’t be identified, and therefore can’t be tracked back to the robbers - it also can’t be linked to the scene after its left. So even if police do recover it, they can’t say it’s the one used in robbery.
Note the dark clothing worn by the attackers, nothing distinctive. Both wearing gloves. They leave no forensic evidence behind.
Passers by & people not being aware of what’s going on:

One guy does go to help, but then stands and watches.

Note the people on the pavement behind Michael, oblivious of what’s going on around them.

Wake up! You outnumber these yobs and together could have done something.
Even if you take photos & video of what’s going on, do something. Video and photos help police if you make them aware of it.

Identification - we want to see makes of clothing. The attackers eyes. Distinctive marks or features on the moped, scratches, so we can link to the scene
Routine, especially at places like schools where you likely park in the same place at the same time...

Michael had an expensive watch, much has been said about it, but we are all targets. Our phones are worth several hundred pounds each. They want them.
Vary your routine. Plan ahead. Not planning for these sorts of events is why we become easy targets.

Different routes to and from home are a good idea. Are you being watched/followed? These are indicators for a possible up coming event.
And lastly, let’s talk about the yobs themselves.

This is becoming the new normal on London’s streets, a subculture of yobs on mopeds who think they can act with impunity.

Look at Michael and his son there, are you happy about that?
There are simply not enough police to fight this epidemic. We’ve all got to help each other. If you see this happening, help.

If you know who this is, help, ring crimestoppers, tell someone, please.

If you don’t, next week, that’s me, or worse, it’s you and your child.
I’ve now seen a video of the incident that The Sun has...…
Michael gets out of the car on the passenger side with his son, climbing over the centre console and clearly moving away from the attack his drivers side window, that’s how he ends up on the pavement with his son outside the car.
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