UK Interior Minister was Victim of Moped Robbery

UK Interior Minister was Victim of Moped Robbery

Tuesday, 19 June, 2018 - 06:30
Britain’s Homeland Secretary Sajid Javid. (AFP)
London - Asharq Al-Awsat
Britain’s Home Secretary Sajid Javid fell victim in the past to a robbery that saw thieves, riding on a moped, make off with his mobile phone.

In an interview with the Sun on Sunday, Javid said the incident occurred outside London’s Euston station, when he was a Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government between 2016 and 2018.

“It happened in a flash. I was walking out of Euston station and reached for my phone to call a taxi,” he recalled.

“Before I knew what was happening, it had gone. They just rode up, grabbed it and zoomed off,” he told the newspaper.

Javid was angry and upset for losing his brand new phone, but thought himself lucky not to have been stabbed or beaten up.

He spoke about the incident days after news that the comedian Michael McIntyre was robbed of his Rolex by scooter-riding thieves in north London.

There has been growing concern about violent crime in London, according to the Guardian newspaper, which reported that the government addressed only 7 percent of robberies in the capital between April 2017 and April 2018.

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