Brazen West Hampstead plant pot thief caught on CCTV

PUBLISHED: 17:19 31 May 2018 | UPDATED: 12:39 01 June 2018

A pot plant was stolen from Broadhurst Gardens, Finchley Road. Picture: @FinchleyRdBuzz

A pot plant was stolen from Broadhurst Gardens, Finchley Road. Picture: @FinchleyRdBuzz


A green-fingered thief was caught red-handed after being spotted on CCTV walking off with a £50 plant pot in West Hampstead.

The unidentified man stole the pricey planter from outside the Broadhurst Gardens home of the man behind the @FinchleyRdBuzz Twitter account on Tuesday last week.

The victim, who did not want his real name revealed, described the plant pot as dark grey.

He added he had reported the crime to police but didn’t expect anything to come of it.

He told the Ham&High: “At 11.15 at night, some dude walks down my alley and just picks up a plant pot.

A thief stole a pot plant from a property on Broadhurst Gardens in Finchley Road. Picture: @FinchleyRdBuzzA thief stole a pot plant from a property on Broadhurst Gardens in Finchley Road. Picture: @FinchleyRdBuzz

“I think about two weeks ago I spotted this woman late at night having a look, so I think they must have planned it.”

Police said they were investigating – but have yet to make an arrest.

Anyone with information is asked to call cops on 101. Alternatively, phone Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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