Gang of brazen thugs in a stolen Thames Water van pinch a man’s phone before posting a video mocking him on his Snapchat
- Up to eight thieves armed with a knife and a crowbar targeted three males
- They struck at 1.45am in Chislehurst, Kent, stealing a man’s mobile phone
- Filmed themselves taunting the jeering using the victim’s own Snapchat app
- Hooded thugs can be seen mocking the man as they conceal their faces
Brazen thieves stole a mobile phone at knifepoint only to use the victim’s Snapchat app to film themselves mocking him.
Between six and eight men armed with a blade and a crowbar approached three young males in Chislehurst, Kent, yesterday.
They stole the phone after after arriving at the scene in a stolen Thames Water van at about 1.45am.
The gang then posted a video on the victim’s Snapchat laughing at the victim and jeering.
The thieves cover their faces and gesture at the viewer as the gang uses Snapchat to mock their victim
The men cover their faces with hoods pulled down to conceal their identities in the Snapchat clip
Hooded yobs can be seen pointing at the camera as they obscure their faces while they taunt the person.
Footage surfaced online after the Twitter account Kent 999s shared the clip on social media.
The Twitter page Kent 999s uploaded the video as they revealed that armed thugs had taunted their victim online
The men make hand gestures and as they say ‘ha ha’ over and over again while they celebrate their crime on the video and image sharing app.
Disgusted viewers tweeted their outrage about the clip, with one user branding them ‘feral w*******’.
Paul Ede wrote: ‘Let’s hope they pick on the wrong targets soon and get a f****** pasting.’
The thugs used the victim’s own Snapchat to post a video mocking him as they jeered and laughed following the robbery
Another user going my the Twitter name ‘Mr happy!’ described the criminals as ‘inbred ferals’.
Howard Gould wrote that the gang were ‘absolute cowards’ with ‘no brains’ and ‘no guts’.
A Thames Water spokesperson said that the company was ‘really sorry’ to hear about the incident. They added that the van had been reported missing to Kent Police.