This is the terrifying moment a group of armed thugs tried to invade a London pub and rob its customers.
The gang are seen trying to enter The Marquis Cornwallis pub near Russell Square station on Friday, February 9.
How They Stole it
Two of the thugs can be seen wielding baseball bats, as they retreat from the premises after being chased out by angry customers.
During the footage, one individual can be heard shouting: ‘He’s got a weapon!’, before the group is recorded running down the road away from the pub.
One customer is believed to have been hit on the head by one of the bats before the gang fled from the scene.
The footage has shocked social media users, as concerns continue to grow over people’s safety in the capital.
People Are Afraid of the Insecurity
One person commented : ‘Not safe anywhere’, while another said: ‘Getting worse and worse’.
Elsewhere, footage has emerged of a thief brazenly stealing a man’s car while the owner makes a desperate attempt to stop him by jumping on the bonnet.
The clip shows a thief reversing a black BMW down Romford Road in East London.
A man wearing an orange jumper can be seen on the bonnet of the BMW while onlookers shout ‘get off the car’.
At least four people also chased the car down the road on foot and another onlooker can be heard shouting ‘what the f***’.
On Friday, new figures showed muggings in London’s West End have tripled in the last two years, prompting concerns the crime wave threatens the future of shopping districts popular with wealthy tourists.