Vineyard ‘moped attack’: Police called to Upper Street bar as rider with knife steals man’s Rolex watch

The Vineyard pub pictured in 2012. Police were called after a 'moped raid' last night. Picture: Ewan

The Vineyard pub pictured in 2012. Police were called after a 'moped raid' last night. Picture: Ewan Munro/Flickr/CC BY-SA 2.0 - Credit: Archant

A knife-wielding moped crook struck a busy Upper Street pub last night and stole a man’s Rolex watch.

A Met spokeswoman this morning said officers were called to the Vineyard, across from Islington Town Hall, at about 9.15pm. No one has been arrested over the snatch.

Pub-goer Lucy Watt told the Gazette this morning: “A moped entered the gated terrace area and a man with a high-vis jacket and knife ripped a watch from a man drinking in the terrace, cutting his arm slightly in the process.

“He ripped off his shirt, too. Drinkers in the pub feared a terrorist knife attack and ran to hide and blockaded the toilets.”

It happened yards away from where Marcel Campbell, 30, was stabbed to death in May.

Did you see what happened? Call the Gazette: 020 7433 0121.

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