Elderly man has car keys stolen at petrol station

The 79-year-old was the victim of 'distraction theft'




A 79-year-old man was the victim of a distraction theft which saw his car keys taken as he was paying for petrol.

His 'beloved' BMW M3 was then driven away from the forecourt.

See also: Revealed: thieves' favourite mobile phones

See also: Rolls-Royce have installed a unique anti-theft device

In the CCTV released by the Metropolitan Police, a man can be seen appearing to take keys from the elderly man's pocket as he is distracted

The incident happened at around 2pm at a Shell petrol station on Old Brompton Road in Kensington, London, on November 15.

Credits: Met Police

The elderly man's keys were taken

Credits: Met Police

The incident was caught on camera

Detectives are looking to speak to two men, they describe as suspects, in connection with the crime.

One is described as approximately 5ft 6ins tall, with short black hair and a beard.

He was wearing a blue baseball cap with a white 'Fly Emirates' logo on the front, a dark red top and blue jeans.

The second also had short black hair and a beard. He was wearing a blue baseball cap with a white logo on the front, a black coat, blue jeans and black shoes.

Credits: Met Police

One of the men police want to speak to

Credits: Met Police

One of the men police would like to speak to

Detective Constable Scott Lockington, from Notting Hill CID, said: "This is an abhorrent crime targeting a vulnerable member of our society.

"We are keen to identify the two suspects in the CCTV footage so that we can bring these offenders to justice. We would also urge anyone who witnessed the incident to contact us."c

Anyone with information or any witnesses are urged to call police on 020 8246 0217.


Victims of scams and fraud

Victims of scams and fraud


provided by