- A London college student gets robbed off $98K worth Bitcoin (BTC).
- A gang of eight gangsters robbed the student threatening him with knives.
- Despite such hideous crimes, the police failed to capture the thieves.
This piece of news is quite an interesting one, but not to offend anyone though. However, it’s vivid that all crypto related crimes are usually cyber ones, but this is the first time as a writer I am coming across a live one!
About the start of this year, a freshman got mugged at knife point by a gang of eight thieves. True to the fact, these thieves were not after money or other assets, but instead for Bitcoin (BTC). The incident took place at the University of Kent, London.
The BTC Mugging
A freshman was about to start his college in the University of Kent, full of many dreams and positivity. However, all his postivesness was short-lived. About, just 5 days remaining for him to start his course, the freshman was talking to one of his school friends about cryptocurrency and other such related stuff.
Furthermore, at the end of the conversation, the school friend said a few of his friends from East London will be visiting him soon. In spite of this, the freshman got quite suspicious and scared.
Moreover, the very next day, a gang of about eight anonymous people came to his dorm room. In addition, all had knives with them and threatened the freshman to reveal his crypto wallet passwords and wallet addresses.
As a result, terrified by the act, the freshman handed over his passwords and wallet addresses. Once the thieves got what they wanted they left immediately and along with them BTC worth $8.2K.
Despite all these events, the freshman ran out to the camp security , then the police who however did not arrive at the scene though.
The Action of Police
In spite of this whole incident, the mother of the freshman expressed her agony. The mother reveals that no proper action was taken by the police and the police did not arrive at the crime scene that day.
In addition, the mother claims that the University of Kent took no proper action, and just simply shifted the dorm room of the freshman to a more secure campus.
Furthermore, it’s been about nearly eight months since the incident happened. Yet, the police too have not concluded anything on the case. Also, at present the case has been closed without any consent.
Moreover, now the value of BTC lost by the freshman accounts to about more than $98K.
In spite of all this, the mother of the freshman warns other parents and fellow freshman students that this practice of mugging freshman, known as the ‘Fresher’s Fishing Week’ is profuse in London. Freshmen in London have to be safe and secure during those times!
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