This is the moment a suspected scooter thief crashed into a parked car and then asked witnesses to call him an ambulance, complaining he had injured his finger.
Footage filmed on October 14, shows two youths being chased and challenged after they were spotted wheeling a scooter across a road in the Old Trafford area of Manchester.
Abbas Warya, who was walking his dog, ran after the youths and told them to return the bike.
The two suspects crashed while trying to escape on the scooter in the Old Trafford area of Manchester at 5.45pm on October 14
Abbas Warya, who was walking his bike, challenged the youths about the scooter’s ownership
The pair lost control after clipping the kerb while turning left at this junction on October 14
The 125cc scooter which has a top speed of 50mph slid sideways and slammed into the car
Both suspected thieves were left sprawled on the tarmac before one quickly jumped off and escaped towards Stretford Road on the bike leaving his accomplice behind
In the video, one of the suspects claims the bike has ‘already been broke’ and had been abandoned ‘for years’.
However, the Good Samaritan told the boys the bike couldn’t have been abandoned for years as it was ‘a 21-plate’.
Both youths, neither of whom were wearing helmets, denied stealing the bike before leaping on
One of the suspects manages to start the £2,500, 125cc Chinese scooter.
The pair try to escape along Hamilton Street before turning left onto Cornbrook Street when they lost control after clipping the kerb and sliding into the side of a parked car.
One of the suspects picks the scooter up from the ground and rides off, leaving his injured accomplice behind.
The remaining youth can be seen limping before sitting down on the pavement and asking for someone to call him an ambulance as he had injured his finger.
The man responds to the appeal for help by telling the suspect: ‘You deserve that, you b******!’
The second suspect manages to ride unsteadily in the direction of Stretford Road.
Greater Manchester Police told MailOnline that officers were called to Cornbrook Street at 5.45pm on October 14 to investigate reports of a scooter which failed to stop after colliding with a parked car.
Officers are appealing for information from members of the public. Anyone who is able to assist the investigation is asked to call 101 or use GMP’s live chat facility on their website.
One of the suspects, left, abandoned his accomplice, right, after the crash
One of the suspects, pictured, pleads with witnesses to call him an ambulance as he injured his finger in the crash. Police said he ran off before officers arrived at the scene