Biker crew swarms cops, tries stealing abandoned dirt bike in The Bronx

Police footage of a suspect in the attempted dirt bike heist. (DCPI)

The NYPD is looking for a group of motorcyclists who swarmed and harassed police officers as they guarded an abandoned dirt bike in the Bronx on Sunday afternoon.

Officers from the 41st Precinct responded to a call about the abandoned bike at 4 p.m. on Nov. 10 left at the BP gas station at 1360 Bruckner Blvd.

Shortly thereafter, law enforcement sources said, the group of bikers approached the cops and began circling around their squad car. One crew member then tried to steal the abandoned bike as the other crew members distracted the officers, as shown in the footage.

 

The officer quickly noticed the attempted heist and ran towards one of the suspects, causing him to drop the bike and flee along with the other crew members, as shown in the video.

No officers were injured, and police are now looking to bust the crew members on obstruction charges.

Anyone with information regarding their whereabouts can call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (for Spanish, dial 888-57-PISTA), visit the Crime Stoppers website or send a direct message on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

Alex Mitchell