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This video shows why you shouldn’t walk and text, ping, tweet, facebook...

You shouldn't walk and text - and this video is why 
 This kind of incident was a daily occurrence in Lagos few years back. Guys on Okada will just grab the phone and that's it.

Blink and you could miss the moment this unsuspecting man gets his phone snatched by a cyclist riding by at speed.
City of London Police has released CCTV of the incident, in which the phone is grabbed out of the man’s hand as he walks along Fetter Lane.

The 41-year-old man is seen walking along the pavement using his mobile phone when suddenly a cyclist mounts the pavement.


 This is the split-second moment a pedestrian had his mobile phone snatched out of his hand ñ by a man racing past on a BIKE.  See SWNS story SWSNATCH.  The 41-year-old victim was walking along the pavement and using his mobile when it was torn from his hands in a millisecond by a passing cyclist ñ who then sped off down the street.  The incident, which was captured on CCTV, happened at around 5pm on January 26, in central London, and the sucpect is described as a white male, who was wearing a grey hoodie and white tracksuit bottoms.  City of London Police Inspector Doug Blackwood said, "We advise the public to be vigilant when using their phone out and about on the street in London.î

Within a second, the rider snatches the phone right out of the man’s hand and rides off with two other men on bikes.
The suspect is described as a white man wearing a grey hooded top with white bottoms.
Police say the incident happened at 5.15pm on 26th January.

The force said phone snatches have increased over the last year in London, with the majority of thefts taking place between 6pm and 10pm.
Victims tend to be approached from behind, while they have been holding their phone or using it in the street.

 This is the split-second moment a pedestrian had his mobile phone snatched out of his hand ñ by a man racing past on a BIKE.  See SWNS story SWSNATCH.  The 41-year-old victim was walking along the pavement and using his mobile when it was torn from his hands in a millisecond by a passing cyclist ñ who then sped off down the street.  The incident, which was captured on CCTV, happened at around 5pm on January 26, in central London, and the sucpect is described as a white male, who was wearing a grey hoodie and white tracksuit bottoms.  City of London Police Inspector Doug Blackwood said, "We advise the public to be vigilant when using their phone out and about on the street in London.î

Offenders, either on mopeds or bicycles, ride on to the pavement and snatch the phone, sometimes using force to knock the phone out of the victim’s hands or assaulting them to take it.

Police advise the public to be vigilant when using their phone out and about on the street in London.

‘Try not to walk and text at the same time, not only does it put you at risk of injury, the distraction of texting also leaves you vulnerable.

‘If you really need to make a phone call in a public place, try and keep the conversation as brief as possible.’

Watch the moment!

Credit: Metro UK

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