Shot fired in Shepherds Bush moped theft

Moped thieves have been reported as shooting whilst trying to steal in Shepherds Bush this evening.

Police were called to Bloemfontein Road after reports of suspects attempting to steal a victims moped at 8.40pm.

A firearm was discharged but fortunately no injuries. Police are still looking for suspects.

Moped Crime has rocketed in recent years and is now a major problem. Police management decided not to permit chases of mopeds or motorbikes unless strict criteria was met for safety reasons – such as a helicopter monitoring.

Rather predictably, word soon spread and those intent on violence and theft quickly embraced moped usage ironically leading to a far less safe environment that what existed in the beginning.

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