This shocking video captures the bizarre moment mindless yobs write off a car by tipping it over and rolling it down a hill.
The CCTV clip shows five men running over to the parked Renault Clio in Colchester, Essex, before lifting it up and pushing it onto its side.
As the vehicle rolls over and lands on its roof the group of men flee into waiting cars and speed away.
They did not try and break into the car and nothing was stolen in the late-night incident.
The CCTV footage shows a group of five man run up to the parked Renault Clio in Colchester, Essex, before picking it up and tipping it over
After watching the vehicle roll over, the vandals sprint away to waiting cars
Meanwhile, the Renault Clio comes to a stop on its side. Engineers say it will probably be written off
Police are probing the crime which took place outside a garage where the car was getting an electrical fault fixed.
The vehicle belonged to a customer who had left it at the Car Doctor overnight.
The owner of the business, John Simpson, said: ‘It is shocking. It looks like five lads got out of four cars and tipped one of our customer’s cars over.
‘Afterwards they just ran off, got back into the cars and drove off.
‘They did not try and steal anything or break into the car.
‘It is unbelievable really. Why would anyone do it?’
He added: ‘I have been here for 10 years and have had minor things like attempted break-ins but nothing as serious as damaging a car like this.’
The car belonged to Liz Smith.
She said: ‘All they can tell me at the moment is the car is probably a write off and it is with them in Chelmsford.
The men left the scene in other cars. Police say there was no attempt to break in to the Clio and nothing was stolen in the incident
The owner of the garage said he has never seen anything like this incident in 10 years
Essex Police confirmed it is investigating the incident
‘I feel for the garage owners because nobody wants to feel like their property, or the property you are looking after is not safe.
‘At the moment I am relying on the kindness of friends and family for help getting around.
‘It just seems like people deciding to wreck something for the sake of it.’
A spokesman for Essex Police confirmed it was investigating the attack.
He said: ‘A blue Renault Clio has been found on its side with no occupants inside.
‘Officers attended and located the owners of the vehicle. Investigations are ongoing.’