CCTV footage captured the moment a robberytook place in a home in Streetly, West Midlands. The clip shows the lot managing to stash a number of stolen goods including jewellery, various designer bags and watches inside a stolen Audi.
It wasn't until the thieves inspected the array of stuff they had snatched that they found the keys to a Ferarri 488 - worth a good £200,000 - inside one of the handbags. Thinking Christmas had come early, the group of thugs made a comeback for the luxury sports car, but quickly faced a problem that resulted in them simply dumping the Ferarri on the opposite side of the street. The challenge? They were unable to get the car into drive mode. Toni-Leigh Evans recalled the moment neighbours called to break the news of the theft:
We were out at my nan’s and a neighbour rang my husband and said 'don’t panic', but your Ferrari is on the opposite side of the road and the front glass is smashed in by your front door. My husband and I left the children at my nan’s and came back. They tried to get in the front door and couldn’t as we have anti-theft locks.
Luckily we weren't in. I don't think they'd have cared if we were. To be honest I am surprised I haven't cried and gone into stress labour. I am glad the kids weren't here. We are never going to put the kids back in this house. We are not sleeping here again and we are looking for somewhere else. We only rent the property. We want to go out of the house and feel safe again.
Following the robbery - and their pathetic attempt at stealing the luxury supercar - police are on the lookout for the culprits after small samples of blood had been found inside the property:
Police are investigating a burglary at a property in Streetly just before 6.30pm on Tuesday February 19, where a number of handbags and jewellery items were taken. An attempt was also made to steal a grey Ferrari but the offenders abandoned it in the middle of the road. Enquiries continue and anyone with information is asked to can contact us, quoting crime reference number 20WS/42926H/19.