Disappeared in LESS than 60 seconds: Shocking moments masked thieves steal the car’s catalyst from outside the owner’s house in less than a minute
- CCTV footage captured the theft on St. Margaret’s Avenue in North Cheam, Sutton
- A thief used a drill to remove the part from under the car at 7 p.m. on November 30
- They manage to steal the item quickly and run to a car parked behind the driveway
This is the shocking moment when masked thieves steal a car’s catalytic converter in less than a minute outside a house.
CCTV footage showed the three men loitering around a black vehicle on St. Margaret’s Avenue in North Cheam, Sutton, around 7 p.m. on November 30th.
One of the men used a lever to raise the car while another slid under the vehicle. He picked up a power tool and removed the catalyst in less than a minute.
CCTV footage showed the three men loitering around a black vehicle in North Cheam, Sutton, on November 30, with one using a power tool to remove the catalyst
The third man on the lookout walks up to the house and looks in the front door to see if anyone was there.
The man under the car makes a lot of noise and removes something from the underside of the vehicle and passes it on to his accomplices.
Then he goes down again to finish the job and removes the catalyst with a drill.
One man looks in the front door to see if anyone is there while a second man sits under the car. The thieves flee the scene with a car parked behind the driveway
The thieves then quickly escape, remove the lever and run to a car parked behind the driveway.
It is unknown if any arrests were made and if comments were made to the Metropolitan Police.
The footage was picked up by the neighbor of the person whose car part was stolen by the thugs.
It was shared on Facebook, where it shocked local residents.
One person commented, “Bastards … but by 7pm on Monday, which is where most people are likely to be at home, they are even more concerned about not worrying about authorities.”