PMD-riding youths in Canberra car park apparently try to steal from unlocked vehicles & motorcycle IUs

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Nigel Chua | February 23, 2023, 05:52 PM

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Personal mobility devices (PMDs) can be useful tools that support last-mile connectivity -- or making a quick getaway.

Dashboard camera footage showed a group of PMD-riding youths making their way around a multi-storey car park, apparently trying to steal from unlocked cars and exposed motorcycle IUs.

The footage was posted online on Feb. 23.

Youths' actions caught on camera

The footage showed one of the youths riding over to a parked car and apparently checking if it was unlocked. Another youth on a PMD with a female passenger then rode into the frame.

GIF via video by SG Road Vigilante.

They are joined by a fourth individual moving around on foot.

Screenshot via video by SG Road Vigilante.

Two of them went over to a cluster of parked motorcycles, and appear to be searching them.

GIF via video by SG Road Vigilante.

The group then headed over to another motorcycle and looked around, including opening its rear compartment, before riding off.

GIF via video by SG Road Vigilante.

The youths do not appear to be aware that their actions were being filmed.

The footage was apparently filmed in Canberra on Feb. 20 at around 5pm, according to the video's caption.

Police report lodged, investigations ongoing

In reply to queries from Mothership, the Singapore Police Force (SPF) confirmed that a report was lodged, adding that investigations are ongoing.

You can watch the video clip here:

Top image via SG Road Vigilante on YouTube