Car is stolen in 30 seconds – level 3
This CCTV footage from a petrol station in China shows the moment a driver came back to his car to find it had been stolen in only 30 seconds of his absence.
The surveillance video, recorded on October 8th, shows that after a station staff member finished refuelling a black car and the driver left for the cashier desk, the man walked round to the vehicle and quickly drove it away.
The key was still in the vehicle, according to the driver, who was surprised to find his car had gone in just 30 seconds of him leaving it.
A 19-year-old man has been arrested for stealing the car at a petrol station in the southern Chinese city of Chongqing.
The offender was caught four days later when he was at a restaurant with the car parked outside, and the local police said he will be facing a charge of theft.
Difficult words: surveillance (security footage), cashier (where you pay for something), offender (a person who commits an illegal act), theft (the action of crime or stealing).
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