Watch ‘professional’ car-jackers in action on Redbridge street’s CCTV
PUBLISHED: 12:30 19 June 2017 | UPDATED: 11:48 20 June 2017
A Redbridge resident who had his car stolen from his driveway by high-tech thieves has revealed the shocking ease with which the criminals were able to take his car.
Fahad Yusuf was left stunned by the news a pair of thieves had stolen his white Mercedes E220 Premium Plus from outside his home in Ellesmere Gardens, Redbridge, at 3.30am on Tuesday.
CCTV captured by Fahad’s own cameras shows two men approach approach the vehicle – one of whom is holding a laptop – before breaking into the car.
He told the Recorder: “What amazed me is that you can see on the CCTV that it was just another day at the office for these people.
“When they walked onto my drive they knew exactly what they had come for and then when the one that breaks into the car drives off with it you can see the second guy walking away, really casually, just holding a laptop.”
And Fahad revealed the professonalism with which the thieves operated had reduced his hopes of ever being reunited with his car, which he believes will have been either shipped out of the country or broken down to sell for parts by now.
He said:“The police weren’t particularly helpful but obviously now I know they were responding to the fire in west London so I can understand that.
“They came round the next day and apologised for the delay and everything, but they haven’t been able to find my car, despite being given a copy of the CCTV.
“What really shocked me is that two days later another car was stolen down this road.”
A Redbridge Police spokeswoman confirmed that one of the men who stole the car was carrying a laptop, but could not confirm the laptop had definitely been used while stealing the vehicle.
She went on to say that the crime report was taken from the victim over the phone and that an officer on borough had been assigned to the case.
The spokeswoman also confirmed that a second car was stolen a day later, but that that case has been closed due to a lack of evidence.