An NHS doctor has released a desperate plea after his first trip out ‘in a long time’ ended in misery as his bike was reportedly stolen.
Professor Deiary Kader went on a rare outing in Kingston and locked his bike up, but within 20 minutes it was stolen.
In a tweet posted by the doctor a video appears to show the suspect outside of Middle Eastern restaurant, Lebanese Valley on Fife Road on June 26 before the bike was taken.
The knee surgeon posted a shocking video that appears to show a young man breaking the bike lock before unchaining it and wheeling the bicycle away in broad daylight at 5pm.
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Appealing for help on Twitter, Professor Kader posted a series of videos of the alleged theft with the caption: “Can anyone help? I have full footage of him stealing my bike.
“I am a doctor working for the NHS. Went out for the first time in a long time. Left my boke locked for 20 minutes. This guy stole my bike in front of Lebanese Valler, Fife Road in Kingston 5pm on Saturday 26/6.”
Social media users flooded his post with comments offering support with others even offering a bike.
One user said: “If you need a new bike mate I will offer you mine.
“I don’t use it and it does run well still.”
While another said: “He does not look as though he is poor. Wonder why he had to stoop so low as to steal.
Another added: “Good picture, let’s hope you find him, he doesn’t look like the type to do that.“
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The Metropolitan Police have confirmed they are investigating.
A spokesperson said: “Police are investigating the theft of a bicycle which was stolen in Fife Road, Kingston at approximately 4.45pm on Saturday, June 26.
“Officers are aware of CCTV footage and this forms part of enquiries to identify and locate the person responsible.
“Anyone with information is asked to call 101 or tweet @MetCC and quote CAD3812/27June.
“Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”
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