Group of masked thieves steal a catalytic converter from a parked car

Moment four masked thieves steal a catalytic converter from a parked car in residential street in just ONE MINUTE

  • Four masked men seen walking up to car on Wyre Grove in Hayes on January 10 
  • One man is seen keeping a lookout while his accomplices work on the car  
  • Car alarm goes off and neighbour comes out but thief appears to threaten him

Shocking CCTV footage has revealed the moment a group of masked thieves stole a catalytic converter from a parked car along a residential street in just one minute.

The four masked men are seen walking up to the vehicle armed with devices to take off the expensive car part on  Wyre Grove in Hayes, Middlesex, at around 10pm on January 10.

In the clip, one man is seen keeping a lookout while his accomplices work on the car.

One man walks over with a car jack and uses it to raise the vehicle while another thief kneels on the ground and shines a torch underneath the car. 

The four masked men are seen walking up to the vehicle armed with devices to take off the expensive car part on Wyre Grove in Hayes, Middlesex, at around 10pm on January 10

He then crawls under car and begins his work to remove the converter. Halfway through his operation the car’s alarm starting going off.

The other men appear slightly startled but continue in their endeavour until the converter is removed.  

In just over one minute, the group manage to remove the car’s catalytic converter – which are often resold for several hundred pounds, and make their getaway.

In the clip, one man is seen keeping a lookout while his accomplices work on the car

One man walks over with a car jack and uses it to raise the vehicle while another thief kneels on the ground and shines a torch underneath the car

Despite the car’s alarm going off, the gang calmly continue with their brazen theft.

The men walked away with the stolen item as a neighbour opened his front door and witnessed the criminals fleeing the scene.

One gang member turns behind and appears to point at the neighbour and threaten him using one of the tools used to steal the converter. 

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