Three young yobs got into our locked car park garage and were startled when one of my neighbours drove in returning home. They scurried like little rats out of the fire door. When my neighbour went upstairs he sent an email to the building which I happened to see about one hour later.
Wondering if I had left my car door open, I went downstairs to check and saw my scooter missing. I looked outside on the street, and there it was at the end of the block. Apparently they left it so that they could return later and get it. When I retrieved it, I found the steering lock pulled out and my helmet gone.
I then alerted my neighbours to what had happened and several come down to see if anything else had been taken. Another of my neighbours found his motorcycle tampered with – a screw in the ignition (waiting to be extracted with the steering lock) and the wheel lock tampered with – but still in place.
We checked our CCTV footage and have pix of the yobs, so we think some of our local police just might recognize them.
We called 999 to report the incident, and at 2AM to MET police officers came around to investigate. We are now having all the doors alarmed.