It is reported that a gang of moped thieves in south-west London who attacked a lady with a child were attacked and beaten off by two builders wielding scaffolding poles. Unfortunately, they do not appear to have suffered any injuries.
The scourge of moped thieves is on,
They steal your phone and then they’re gone,
And if you’re lucky, you survive –
They don’t always leave you alive.
They’re always able to surprise,
So anyone remotely wise,
Will keep their phone well out of sight,
But many of us aren’t that bright.
We walk along the road or street,
By means of to-and-fro-ing feet,
(Those are the things on which we stand)
While holding the phone in our hand.
And then we find out to our cost,
The phone has gone and now it’s lost,
Wrenched out of our left hand, in fact,
While we had no time to react.
But recently, I have to say,
The robbers didn’t get their way,
For builders who saw what they stole,
Then chased them with a scaffold pole.
The thieves then ran away, of course,
From this impromptu show of force,
And while their victim was relieved,
No injuries did they receive.
Will this deter them? Maybe not,
Builders aren’t found at every spot;
So you should keep a lookout and,
Not walk with your phone in your hand.