Man tries to steal a Porsche – level 3

17-11-2015 07:00

The moment a man cut open the canvas roof of a convertible Porsche before climbing inside and trying to drive off in it has been captured on CCTV. The footage shows the man approaching the parked car, looking inside and then cutting open the roof with a knife.

You can then see him clambering inside the vehicle which was parked in Mayfair in London. This prompted the car’s alarm to go off. All this happened in broad daylight and in front of passersby on Tuesday the 29th September.

The suspect fails in his attempt to drive off in the car, and can then be seen climbing back out through the hole in the roof, bouncing down off the back of the car.

Later the same day, police were called to a robbery in Oxford Street. A man believed to be the same suspect was seen trying to leave the shop with stolen trainers, a sports top and tracksuit bottoms. When staff challenged him, he threatened them with a lock knife.

Police are appealing for anyone who recognises this man to come forward.

Difficult words: canvas (a strong cloth), CCTV (a security camera), clamber (to climb), prompt (to make), attempt (to try), bounce (to jump), appeal (to make a serious request).


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