Shocking footage shows the moment a group of Uber Eats drivers were forced to fight off two moped thieves in the middle of the road.
The men, wearing crash helmets, are seen throwing punches and kicks at two men after the pair tried to jump on one of their mopeds and race off this morning.
One of the thieves is chased off while the other attempts to ride away on the moped, but he is kicked to the ground by the group.
A group of Uber Eats drivers were forced to fight off two moped thieves in the middle of the road in Stratford, London
Members of the public then intervene, however the interruption gives the thief time to speed off on the scooter and away from the scene in Stratford, east London.
An eyewitness who filmed the footage, who wished to remain anonymous, told MailOnline that the victim was one of several Brazilian men working as a courier.
The man, who is friends with the victim, said the group of Uber Eats drivers were outside the McDonald’s collecting breakfast orders when the incident happened.
‘Basically one of the drivers will go and collect all the orders while the rest of them watch the bikes,’ he said.
‘While they were waiting two young guys just ran up and tried to steal one of the bikes, but they were spotted so the fighting started.
‘They were trying to kick them and everything and had scared them off, but then some guys came over to break it up and that gave one of them time to drive off.’
The drivers, wearing crash helmets, are seen throwing punches at two men after the pair tried to jump on one of their mopeds and race off
Members of the public then intervene, however the interruption gives the thief time to speed off on the scooter and away from the scene
The witness, who used to work for Uber Eats himself, said the drivers are constantly targeted by gangs armed with knifes and hammers.
‘It happens every single day, every day,’ he added. ‘They threaten you with everything, stick a knife right in your face.
‘If it happened in Brazil they would be dead, but here we can’t do anything about it.
‘The guy is just going to have to claim on the insurance now, but it’ll take months before he gets one back.’
Metropolitan Police were contacted by MailOnline but could find no record of the incident.