Brazen thieves set fire to a valuable vintage motorbike after they sent a ransom note to its owner on Instagram .
The criminals demanded money from the owner of a 1951 Triumph Thunderbird worth between £7,000 and £10,000 after it was stolen from a garage in Clifton, Bristol.
The gang first bragged about having the bike on social media and threatened to burn it unless the owner paid them £1,000.
But in their most recent post, published a day after issuing the ransom, the bike is filmed being set on fire while a youth in a tracksuit and motorcycle helmet watches on, the Bristol Post reports.
To add insult to injury, the callous gang then tagged the poor owner in the comments section – saying “he didn’t listen” to their threats.