Video: Hapless moped burglars target Hampstead organisation caring for disabled and elderly
- Credit: Archant
An organisation providing care to disabled and elderly residents was the victim of a burglary at its offices in Hampstead on Sunday night after being targeted by two thieves on a moped.
Staff at Penrose Care in Belsize Lane were shocked to discover windows smashed and their office ransacked when they arrived to work Monday morning, later finding one of their computers missing.
CCTV footage of the incident showed two helmeted individuals on a moped carrying out the theft.
It then shows one of the hapless pair dropping and smashing what is thought to be the only gain of their exploits - a computer.
Robert Stephenson-Padron, managing director of Penrose Care, said: “It’s ridiculous to be targeted like this as we’re a well-respected company that does a lot of social good in the community.
You may also want to watch:
“We have CCTV [of the incident]. They only took one computer and it’s one we were trying to sell anyway.
“They dropped it on the way out and you can see they smashed its screen. I’m guessing they broke it in the process.”
- 1 Crouch End salesman who nursed mum runs marathon for Diabetes UK
- 2 'Family unit': 28 Church Row wins readers' favourite restaurant
- 3 O2 Centre redevelopment: Decision draws on Camden planning guidance
- 4 'Lobster-like creature' pulled from Hampstead Heath ladies' pond
- 5 Haringey Green Lanes flat fire sees 40 firefighters tackle blaze
- 6 Explore 8 of north London's prettiest streets
- 7 'The Bell of Hampstead': New pub to take over Cork and Bottle site
- 8 Anger as second audit into £23m 'Mary Celeste' office block is delayed
- 9 Free festival to take over the streets of Camden
- 10 For sale: Suggs' former 'bachelor pad' with gold-gilded underground bar
Mr Stephenson-Padron warned the community to remain vigilant in light of the incident.