The recent theft of a BMW from a Northwood homeowner’s drive has prompted further concern from residents about vehicle crime.
In the early hours of Thursday, September 29, the car was stolen from the property of Joy Moody in the Eastbury neighbourhood, with the crime captured on CCTV.
It shows a two figures, one in white trousers and a black jacket, wearing white cloth over his face to protect his identity, and the other in a grey hoodie with grey trousers, also with his face hidden.
Posting on Facebook, Joy also stated that credit cards that were inside the vehicle had been used in Dagenham not long afterwards.
According to police data, 92 vehicle crimes have been reported in the Northwood area since September of last year, and vehicle theft has been revealed as the most common type of crime in Northwood Hills in the last month.
When contacted for comment, the Met Police could not find a record of the crime being reported. However, they did provide guidance for those worried about vehicle crime.
They advised residents to make sure vehicles are locked, to keep their keys safe, park responsibly, double-check when using electronic locks, fit in security locks, secure your port and be aware of illegal tow trucks, carjackers and of vehicle cloning.
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