Footage of Lewisham motorbike theft released

Credit: Metropolitan Police

Credit: Metropolitan Police

Camera footage of three men wanted in connection with an aggressive attempted motor vehicle theft in east London has been released.

Detectives investigating the incident that occurred in April have released the images of the men they want to identify and question.

The offence, which took place on Eltham Road, in Lewisham, was reported at around 2pm on April 24.

So far it is known that three white men in their late teens or 20s, all riding motorbikes, chased a member of the public who was also riding a motorbike. They tried to collide with him as he was travelling at speed.

The suspects then proceeded to block off the victim and try and grab the keys out of the victim’s motorbike, following verbal and threatening abuse.

The men are considered to be very aggressive and their actions endangering the safety of other road users, the victim and pedestrians. This is why the Metropolitan Police are appealing for witnesses and help identifying the suspects.

Police described the first suspect wearing a black helmet and balaclava, blue jeans and a black jacket with an ‘OSX’ logo. He was riding a grey Yamaha T-Max scooter.

The second suspect has been described to be wearing all black bike gear and riding a Yamaha XJ6.

The third is also believed to have blue eyes, and wear a black Oxford jacket and blue jeans. He was riding a black Triumph Street Triple motorbike.

Police are keen for anyone who recognises the men in these descriptions to contact Lewisham CID on 020 8284 8486 or via 101 quoting reference number 3209476/16.

They can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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