Thieves take moped and load it into van in raid that takes seconds

Two brazen thieves carry moped off driveway and load it into their van in raid that takes only a few seconds

  • Two people casually walk to moped parked on driveway in Oldbury, Birmingham
  • CCTV shows the pair lifting an end each and walking it towards their small van
  • Company Birmingham HD CCTV has warned moped owners to lock down bikes

A pair of brazen thieves have been caught on camera picking up a moped and carrying it to their van in an early morning raid that only takes seconds.

CCTV outside the home in Oldbury, Birmingham, shows the pair casually walking to the bike, which is parked next to another vehicle, and lifting it.

They each take an end of the bike and sway slightly as they edge it towards their van, which already has the rear doors open. 

Two thieves park their van next to the driveway in Birmingham and walk towards the moped

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It only takes seconds for the thieves to walk onto the driveway, pick up the bike and place it in their vehicle.

The black and white CCTV footage was captured at around 6am on January 29.

Both of the thieves appear to be wearing large winter coats with the hoods up and light coloured trousers. 

Penny Goodman, who released the clip, said she has contacted West Midlands Police and hopes that someone may be able to recognise those in the film.

They lift the bike and carefully edge it towards their vehicle during the early morning raid

Within seconds the moped is off the driveway and the two people are loading it into the van

Viewers online reacted with shock to the footage and one security firm, Birmingham HD CCTV, has since warned moped owners to lock down their vehicle.

The company said: ‘Bike thieves are inaction in Oldbury. Make sure you lock your bike down, as they are lifting them up and driving away with them.’

West Midlands Police has been approached for a comment. 

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