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Home / Latest News / CCTV footage captures two burglars searching a Mercedes before riding off on stolen bikes

CCTV footage captures two burglars searching a Mercedes before riding off on stolen bikes

This is the moment two burglars on the prowl in an upmarket Cardiff suburb calmly search a car before stealing two bikes from an unlocked garage.

The almost two-minute clip – released by police in an attempt to track down the culprits – shows the two hooded thieves riding away on their stolen bikes before returning to look for more valuables to steal.

Filmed at around 1.50am on May 3, in Bettws y Coed Road, Cyncoed, the footage shows a man walk up to a parked Mercedes and test the door as his partner in crime looks on.

The pair then calmly and methodically search the car seats and glove compartment before the second man spots the open garage and signals for his accomplice to follow.

After silently closing the car doors, the pair stroll over to the garage and bring out two Trek mountain bikes, which they ride away out of sight.

They then return one more time to search the garage for more valuables – which is when police are able to get a close up of one of the culprit’s faces.


DC Steve Jones of Fairwater CID said the pair were opportunists and called on householders to always lock their homes, cars and garages.

He said: “Unfortunately there are people out there who are looking for opportunities to break into a house, car or garage.

“We would remind people to ensure their vehicles and homes are properly secure particularly at night.

“We would ask anyone who recognises the two suspects in this CCTV to contact me directly on 029 2077 4233 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

Anyone calling with information is asked to quote occurrence number 6213 0130 246.

To help police identify more suspected criminals, go to our Caught on Camera page on

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