Under cover of darkness, two hooded figures approach a house in Billericay, Essex. One waves a laptop-sized device by the front door while the other holds a similar object near the £40,000 Mercedes-Benz parked on the drive.
The latter then nonchalantly opens the driver’s door and drives away while the first man departs in a getaway vehicle. The theft of the luxury car has taken 23 seconds.
No picking of locks, smashing of windows or stealing a car key have been necessary.
Unsurprisingly, the car’s owner, company director Danny Talbot was ‘beyond angry’ when he viewed CCTV footage showing the ease with which his car was stolen on May 17.