A thief stole a pensioner’s BMW with her pet dog still inside before he rammed her when she attempted to chase him.
Doorbell camera footage captured the robber watching the woman park on her driveway in Bexleyheath, south-east London, from a car across the road.
Having left the vehicle’s door slightly ajar, with the engine running and the hazard lights on, she went inside her home on Wednesday morning.
The man can be seen exiting his dark blue Volkswagen Golf and casually walking towards her BMW X1.
He then quickly checks his surroundings before darting towards the grey car, pulling the door open and getting inside.
As the thief reverses down the drive and into the road, the woman and her son can be seen running towards the car and attempting to stop him from making a getaway.
Police are investigating the “shocking” incident which left the woman hospitalised after being hit by her car while chasing down the thief.
Officers said the pair had unsuccessfully attempted to stop the car and the pug, called Daisy, being stolen.
Footage of the incident, which took place on Bowford Avenue at 8.21am, was posted on social media in an attempt to find the dog and car.
Daisy was later found by a member of the Facebook group in a nearby park and returned to its owner.
Punpilas Prakenree, who posted the footage, wrote: “If you know this guy, please let us know. Car stolen Grey BMW X1 from the drive and with the pug in the car.”
Ms Prakenree said two men had driven up to the road in a Volkswagen Golf before one stole the car.
She added: “He knocked my mother-in-law and my husband off when they tried to stop the car. The footage cuts out when my mother-in-law was knocked over. It is hard to watch.”
A Scotland Yard spokesman said: “An investigation is ongoing following this shocking incident.
“A dog that was in the car when it was stolen was thankfully found safe and well by a member of the public a short time later in Wickham Street, Welling.
“A woman in her 70s was struck by a car after it was driven off her driveway in Bowford Avenue, Bexleyheath.
“She went to hospital, where injuries were confirmed as not life-threatening or life-changing.
“There have been no arrests at this time.”