Moment a man throws his expensive watch over a fence after a gang of thieves jumped out of his car in suburban Los Angeles
A quick-thinking victim throws his expensive watch over the fence when a gang of thieves jump out of the car and chase him through suburban Los Angeles
- The unidentified victim was standing in a street when he saw a gray car pull up and pull up in front of him.
- He fled the vehicle after seeing two suspects in hoodies get out
- He threw his watch over the gate of a house just before the thieves caught up with him
- The two suspects ran to their getaway car and drove away from the victim
- No identification has yet been released but the victim emerged unscathed from the incident
CCTV footage captured the moment a man threw his watch over a fence in a Los Angeles suburb after gang members jumped out of a car to assault him.
The theft, which was recorded on security footage, shows a man in a black t-shirt and shorts walking down a street and noticing that a gray car pulls up after.
The victim, who watched the car until it came to a stop, then panicked when she saw two men suddenly jump out of the vehicle.
The victim, wearing a gym bag over a black Givenchy t-shirt and dark sunglasses, takes off his lavish watch while running from the two thieves in flip flops – before deciding to throw her over the fence of a house from the sidewalk.
Home security camera video captured the moment a man was chased by two men wearing hoodies and throwing his expensive watch over a fence
The two suspects, one wearing a black hoodie while the other wore blue, fled the scene in a gray sedan
The two unidentified suspects stop pursuing the man after realizing he no longer has the watch on him. One of them then puts his hands on the gate, apparently wanting to scale it to retrieve the expensive accessory, before running to the car with the other thief.
Security footage then shows the victim approaching the getaway car and exchanging words and gesturing with the perpetrators.
The exact location of the theft and the identity of the victim are unknown.
LAPD data shows that by the end of May 2022, robberies had skyrocketed in Los Angeles by 21% compared to the same period in 2021. There were 3,137 robberies in May 2021, while 3,796 were reported for the week ending May 28. year.
The footage comes amid a controversial zero bail policy which critics say provides thieves with little incentive not to commit crimes.
The zero-dollar bail policy, initiated by the Bail Project during the pandemic to reduce prison overcrowding, means suspects are quickly released after being arrested and convicted of low-level misdemeanors and felonies in California.
Law enforcement sources have blamed District Attorney George Gascon (pictured at a press conference in December) for the rise in repeat offenders, as his policy allows thieves to be released in Los Angeles without facing harsh penalties or long for their crimes.
“As California struggles to contain COVID-19, this critical bill would help ease the crisis by preventing tens of thousands of people from needlessly traversing overcrowded prisons simply because they cannot afford bail. the Bail Project said of the bail order on its website. .
Proponents of the zero-dollar bail order say it has helped reduce recidivism rates among criminal offenders, but crime has continued to rise in the city and across the state, burglaries with breaking and entering becoming a regular occurrence.
City officials are now encouraging people to leave their flashy jewelry at home to avoid becoming ‘targets’ for criminals, and District Attorney George Gascon advised residents to lock their records in a public service announcement shared in May.