Smash-and-grab thief is caught on dashcam snatching bag from car seconds before ...

Smash-and-grab thief is caught on dashcam snatching bag from car seconds before ...
Smash-and-grab thief is caught on dashcam snatching bag from car seconds before ...
Brazen smash-and-grab thief is caught on dashcam snatching bag from car seconds before owner turns up The brazen day-light robbery occurred in Tooting, South London on August 25  Moment captured by driving instructor Nurudeen Ali, who was giving a lesson Video shows suspect loitering near Vauxhall Corsa, waiting for moment to strike 

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A brazen smash-and-grab robbery from a vehicle while the owner was just seconds away has been caught on dashcam footage. 

Driving instructor Nurudeen Ali was on a lesson with a pupil in Tooting, South London, when he saw a man on a bicycle hanging around a street corner at around 9.15am.

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Initially it appears he is waiting for someone, however it soon becomes clear that the callous thief is looking out for the owner of the red Vauxhall Corsa parked on the other side of road.

As the learner driver heads towards a 'No Entry' sign, the man can be seen ushering her to turn right, however she has to reverse in order to turn the vehicle.

While performing the manoeuvre, Mr Ali and his pupil are looking away and this is when the man seizes the opportunity and briefly disappears from view.

He returns at the moment he smashes the passenger side window of the Corsa, grabs a bag from seat and makes his getaway - seconds before the female driver walks around the corner.

After hearing the breaking glass, the woman who owns the car can be seen immediately inspecting the damage before getting into the vehicle.

Mr Ali gave the unidentified

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