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Moment a hero on a Lime bike chases ‘robbers’ for 20 minutes across miles of central London

Moment a hero on a Lime bike chases ‘robbers’ for 20 minutes across miles of central London

By Matthew Cox

16:59 09 Jul 2024, updated 17:01 09 Jul 2024

This is the moment a heroic passer-by chases suspected muggers for miles through central London on his Lime bike.

Andreas Gunduz, 30, said he saw two men running through Soho, with one of them knocking over a third man. He knew ‘instantly’ they were up to no good.

He gave chase for 20 minutes, cycling through the busy city, calling 911 and passing on information to the police.

And when the alleged crooks jumped into a black cab, Andreas didn’t give up and kept following the car, eventually cycling for about 4 kilometers.

Andreas lost sight of the pair when the police on the other end of the line told him to back off, he said.

This is the moment heroic passerby Andreas Gunduz chased alleged muggers for miles through central London on a Lime bike
The 30-year-old said he saw two men running through Soho, with one of them knocking over a third man, and ‘instantly’ knew they were up to no good
When the alleged crooks jumped into a black taxi, Andreas did not give up and continued to follow the car, eventually cycling about 4 kilometers further.
Andreas lost sight of the couple when he was told to “back off” by police on the other end of the phone, he said

Andreas, a business development manager from Bermondsey, London, said: ‘I was walking home through Soho when I saw two boys running.

‘I knew right away it was going to be a robbery or a mugging.

‘London is not a lawless place. I’ve lived here for three years and I’ve never seen anything like it.

“But I started following him, although I don’t know exactly what I was going to do.”

Andreas wasn’t sure which man was chasing whom, but he did see one of them push a third man, who was also chasing them, to the ground.

The 30-year-old’s bodycam footage shows him following the pair all the way from Soho to Camden, stopping briefly at Koko’s on the High Street.

β€œIt was definitely the adrenaline that made me chase them,” he added.

But people just don’t react when this happens.

‘The police are just not that effective when it comes to petty crime.

‘Hopefully as a society we can do more to eradicate this problem.’

He says police asked him to turn the video footage in as evidence at the nearest station after the chase “failed.” At the end of the footage, Andreas can be heard saying that a police car was driving the wrong way.

The Met Police have been asked for comment.