Met Police detectives have released CCTV footage of a suspect karate kicking wing mirrors off cars in Wembley as his bemused friend watches on. Police are appealing for help in tracing three men who smashed at least 15 vehicle wing mirrors in an early morning spree of vandalism on 6 February.
The footage shows one of the suspects popping out one of the car's mirrors before running at it and kicking it. He then continues to run down the road kicking mirrors either clean off or leaving them cracked and dangling.
The spate of attacks happened in the area of Harrow Road, Wembley, between 2am and 4.15am. Although 15 crimes have been officially reported, officers believed more than 30 vehicles may have been affected.
Police attended and searched the area but the men could not be traced. Further enquiries revealed around 15 vehicles had been damaged in the areas of Harrow Road, St Andrews Avenue, Medway Gardens and Priory Gardens. Their wing mirrors had been either entirely kicked off or the glass and casings cracked.
Residents in the area have since reported seeing several more cars damaged. Officers believe the owners may not have reported the matter to police, assuming they had been the victim of a road traffic collision rather than vandalism.
The suspects are described as white men, aged in their late teens or early 20s and slim. One was wearing a dark puffa-style jacket, what appeared to be grey tracksuit bottoms with white vertical stripes, and was carrying a black messenger bag.
Anyone who can help identify the suspects, or who may also have been a victim, is asked to contact police on 101 or Northwick Park Safer Neighbourhoods Team on 020 8721 2969. If you wish to remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.