This Morning's Martin Lewis robbed in broad daylight by men on moped

Money Saving Expert Martin Lewis has become the latest victim of moped crime after his phone was snatched from his hand by thieves on a bike on Monday.


The scary incident happened in broad daylight on Oxford Street in Westminster, London, at around 5pm and Martin said the robbery was carried out with surprising “speed and accuracy”.

Writing on Facebook, the TV star – who delivers expert advice to This Morning viewers every week – revealed: “I’m somewhat shell shocked. About 40 minutes ago two men on a moped just rode up on the pavement and snatched my mobile out of my hands. The speed and accuracy was frightening.”

He also tweeted that he was shocked and urged his 470,000 followers to “beware”.

The robbery mirrored attacks on members of the public who were targeted back in May by a motorbike gang brandishing hammers and metal bars in central London.

They terrorised people in the capital’s Soho area; mounting the pavement outside the BBC’s Broadcasting House.

Chief Superintendent Peter Ayling of Westminster borough said at the time: “We are working hard to keep the public safe and make the streets hostile territory for criminals who use mopeds, motorbikes and bicycles to snatch valuables from members of the public.

Martin Lewis fought for UK’s major banks to scrap unfair charges. (Photo by Cate Gillon/Getty Images)
Martin Lewis fought for UK’s major banks to scrap unfair charges. (Photo by Cate Gillon/Getty Images)

“We have been made aware of this serious incident and it is a top priority to identify and arrest these reckless offenders who have little regard for their own safety, or the safety of others.

“A vast majority of offences involving moped enabled snatch are opportunistic and do not involve violence or showing of weapons.

“It is important that the public are aware of their surroundings at all times and protect their personal property, as this crime happens in an instant. I would urge people to consider using a hands-free device to make a call and do not text or use apps by the roadside, where they are most vulnerable to snatch-theft.”


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