Bike snatching has not been unusual in India, but what you’ll see today is absolutely brazen. A recent incident in Hyderabad was caught on video that shows three miscreants speeding away with what looks like a Bajaj Dominar. The video only starts midway and does not show how the rider was stopped in the first place.
The video is taken from a CCTV footage from the posh Jubilee Hills area of the city. Three people who are armed with knives can be seen waving the blade at the owner, who is trying to fight with his helmet. All the three men can be seen without a helmet. The snatching took place at in broad daylight.
According to the police, it happened at 11:30 AM. There were two people riding the bike, Yadagiri and Rajender who came to a private company on the road number 10. While Yadagiri was on the bike, Rajender went inside for some work.
Three unidentified men came with their faces covered with the handkerchief and approached Yadagiri. They later showed knives to Rajender to force him to get down and then sped away. Cops have registered a formal complaint and the investigation is on. Passers-by can be seen stopping and looking at the situation but no one came to help or followed the robbers.
Similar reports of bike snatching have surfaced from different locations of the country and people on high-end bikes are usual targets. Most of such incidents have been reported from the isolated roads, as one would expect.
Here are a few tips that can make you keep your bike safe from such mishappenings:
- Always take out the key from the bike while waiting on the shoulder of a road.
- Install a tracking device on the bike that can give you live location.
- Stopping and waiting at isolated stretches should be avoided.
- Never leave the bike engine on and leave it unattended.