- Zoe Reynolds, from Eltham, south east London, posted the clip on Facebook
- The 49-year-old said the £35,000 van is the fourth stolen from the business
- She posted video in hopes someone would recognise the two alleged thieves
This is the shocking moment two alleged thieves break into a £35,000 van and push it out of a parking space before making off with it.
Zoe Reynolds, from Eltham, south east London, posted the CCTV footage of the van allegedly being stolen on Facebook in the hopes that someone would recognise the two thieves.
In the clip, the two men push the van out of the parking spot before opening the driver door and nudging it down the road. It took them less than three minutes to steal the van.
In the clip the alleged thieves can be seen walking up to the van before getting behind it in Eltham, south east London
The pair push the van out of the parking space, with one man behind the van and the other nudging the car forward with the driver door open
The van belongs to Apest Refurbishments, who clean and repair council housing to prepare it for new tenants, where Ms Reynolds, 49, is a director.
She said: ‘We’ve built our business up from the ground and we employ local people and it’s just not fair when your life’s work gets taken away from you.
‘This our fourth van that has been stolen and the police have done nothing about it. Our insurance premium goes up and up because of these thefts.’
Ms Reynolds added that the police only came to view CCTV after she complained by email and posted the video on social media.
She said: ‘Someone will end up getting hurt, it’s only a matter of time because either the van robbers will run someone over whilst the innocent are trying to protect their vehicles and contents or there will be a confrontation and van owners will get hurt if the robbers carry tools or last and least the robbers will get hurt themselves.’
A Metropolitan Police spokesperson said: ‘Police are investigating the theft of a van from Sidcup Road, SE9. The theft was reported to police on Wednesday, 21 March.
‘The vehicle has been circulated as stolen. Work continues to locate the vehicle and identify those responsible for the theft. No arrests at this time.’
Zoe Reynolds, 49, posted the CCTV footage of the van allegedly being stolen on Facebook in the hopes that someone would recognise them
By the end of the three-minute clip the pair have made off with the £35,000 van. Ms Reynolds said: ‘We’ve built our business up from the ground and we employ local people and it’s just not fair when your life’s work gets taken away from you’