VIDEO: Man caught on CCTV trying to break into cars in Heaton

The Bolton News: The footage captured by engineer Darren Ayrey The footage captured by engineer Darren Ayrey

A WOULD-BE thief has been caught on camera trying to break into cars.

The man can be seen shining a torch into cars and trying the doors of vehicles.

Darren Ayrey, aged 34, who caught the suspect on his own CCTV, is now warning people to remove valuable items from cars to avoid falling victim to thieves.

The engineer, of Dobson Road, Heaton, installed the cameras after a laptop and other items were stolen from his car outside his home last summer in July.

He said: “I moved to Heaton three years ago and I had never had any problems until last year.

“I had left my car unlocked when my work laptop was taken. I have also had damage caused to my garage door.”

The footage clearly shows a man, who is wearing a hood, trying to get into a car on Mr Ayrey’s drive. He then shines a torch through the window.

Mr Ayrey could not believe how brazen the man was.

He said: “I was watching television and I have a screen showing the camera’s footage.

“I saw him trying my girlfriend’s car door, then he had a torch and was shining it into the car and trying to open the door. I was just watching him, but then he had gone.

“People need to be more cautious and keep their cars locked.”

The suspected criminal was caught on CCTV on January 12 at about 9.15pm.

The footage follows a spate of car crimes across Bolton.

Officers at Bolton Central Neighbourhood Policing Team have been warning residents about thieves operating in the area following a number of car break-ins in and around Willows Lane, Deane Church Lane and Wigan Road.

Bolton North Neighbourhood Policing Team have urged people to remove valuables from cars and to keep vehicles secure.

Anyone with information can call police on 101.

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10:31pm Tue 4 Feb 14

boltonnut says...

Looks like E.T.to me,phone home to check it out.
Looks like E.T.to me,phone home to check it out. boltonnut

12:42pm Wed 5 Feb 14

Zain Khan says...

Watched Him??? Why didn't you go out you gutless whimp!!
Watched Him??? Why didn't you go out you gutless whimp!! Zain Khan

3:55pm Wed 5 Feb 14

Rachdaznkia says...

Zain Khan wrote:
Watched Him??? Why didn't you go out you gutless whimp!!
Darren saw him trying the door on my car which was parked on th street at the front of the house and went to the door and shouted at the man asking him what he thought he was doing and he actually said sorry pal?? It was only when he went through the cameras did we realise he had actually been in the garden messing with his car ! So he was not watching him as it says here !
[quote][p][bold]Zain Khan[/bold] wrote: Watched Him??? Why didn't you go out you gutless whimp!![/p][/quote]Darren saw him trying the door on my car which was parked on th street at the front of the house and went to the door and shouted at the man asking him what he thought he was doing and he actually said sorry pal?? It was only when he went through the cameras did we realise he had actually been in the garden messing with his car ! So he was not watching him as it says here ! Rachdaznkia

6:48pm Wed 5 Feb 14

Zain Khan says...

Rachdaznkia wrote:
Zain Khan wrote:
Watched Him??? Why didn't you go out you gutless whimp!!
Darren saw him trying the door on my car which was parked on th street at the front of the house and went to the door and shouted at the man asking him what he thought he was doing and he actually said sorry pal?? It was only when he went through the cameras did we realise he had actually been in the garden messing with his car ! So he was not watching him as it says here !
Yeah rite, I believe you! If he didn't have the guts to do anything why cry about it now to the paper?
[quote][p][bold]Rachdaznkia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Zain Khan[/bold] wrote: Watched Him??? Why didn't you go out you gutless whimp!![/p][/quote]Darren saw him trying the door on my car which was parked on th street at the front of the house and went to the door and shouted at the man asking him what he thought he was doing and he actually said sorry pal?? It was only when he went through the cameras did we realise he had actually been in the garden messing with his car ! So he was not watching him as it says here ![/p][/quote]Yeah rite, I believe you! If he didn't have the guts to do anything why cry about it now to the paper? Zain Khan

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