Masked thug swings a golf club at security guard as he challenges brazen gang trying to steal a car in daylight
- The thugs take a swig at a guard before going back to hotwire a high-value car
- Security guards continue to shout warning at the thieves until they drive away
- The incident is believed to have happened yesterday at the Royal Mail Hub on Riversdale Road, in Atherstone, North Warwickshire
This is the shocking moment a gang of masked thieves armed with golf clubs attempt to steal a car in front of security guards.
Footage, captured yesterday at the Royal Mail Distribution Centre on Riversdale Road, in Atherstone, North Warwickshire, shows the thugs emerge from a dark blue Vauxhall and attempt to steal a lime green Ford Focus in the car park at 11.20am.
After failing to hotwire the parked car, the brazen thieves return to their getaway car and hastily drive away- all the while being filmed by members of staff in broad daylight.
This is the disturbing moment a gang of masked thieves attempt to steal a Ford Focus at the Royal Mail Distribution Centre on Riversdale Road, in Atherstone, North Warwickshire
The masked thieves emerge in a dark blue Vauxhall before attempting to steal the lime green car in the car park
One of the masked thieves runs back to the getaway car after failing to hotwire Ford Focus
One of the masked thieves waves his golf club at the Royal Mail security guard and tells him to ‘move’ in a threatening manner
During the clip, the masked thieves emerge from the getaway car and run towards a parked lime green Ford Focus in the car park before smashing the driver’s window.
Two of the thieves poke their heads through the now smashed window in an attempt to flee with the high-value car.
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The thugs continue in their pursuit to steal the green car but after multiple failed attempts rush back to their getaway car and flee the scene inside the dark blue Vauxhall.
As staff try to stop the brazen thieves, one of the thugs turns around baring a golf club and threateningly shouts: ‘You know the best thing to do pal. Move.’
Owner of the green Ford Focus, Adam Feely, told the MailOnline that the thieves had smashed one of the windows of his car and damaged a door but were unable to start the car due to its anti-theft system.
After failing to steal the lime green Ford Focus the thieves return to their getaway car and escape in full view of the security guards
The thieves flee the scene in the Vauxhall as security guards stand by. The police are now investigating the attempted theft
He added: ‘They stole the Vauxhall Zafira from a nearby golf course and changed the number plates.’
Footage of the vicious theft was shared on social media last night by Mr Feely’s girlfriend, Sysia Sylvia, under the caption: ‘Anyone know them? Reward Waiting’.
The clip has now been viewed more than 500,000 times.
Following the incident Sysia Sylvia posted the video on Facebook. It has since received more than 500,000 views
The thieves has been attempting to steal this lime green Ford Focus during the attack
Warwickshire Police have confirmed they are investigating the attempted theft of a Ford Focus from the Royal Mail facility on Riversdale Road.
A spokesman for Warwickshire Police said: ‘This was the attempted theft of a Ford Focus in Riversdale Road, Atherstone, at 11.28 yesterday.
‘Two men got out a car and attempted to steal it. Anyone with information that could help police with enquiries should call 101.
‘Alternatively, information can be provided anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.’
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