My father-in-law had his bike stolen a couple of times. Bikejacking. The thieves often work in pairs in the dark. Saturday night, cousin David (in green) told us about his stolen moto experience of a few years ago. Late one night, two guys on one bike pulled up next to him. The second guy jumped off, brandishing a pistol, and demanded the bike. David stepped off and backed away, his laptop safe in his backpack and not on his quickly departing bike.
He got it back a few months later, much the worse for wear.
I was downtown in the dark with my wife last week and a man approached us at a red light asking for money. I ran the light. Moving targets are safer.