Jeremy Vine has told of the “most brazen attempt” by thieves he has ever seen after a gang were caught on camera targeting motorcycles outside a neighbour's home in Chiswick.
On Tuesday, the BBC journalist and radio host on uploaded CCTV footage of the incident, which occurred at about 5am, on his YouTube account.
The brief clip shows four people arrive on Vine's street on two motorbikes before inspecting two motorcycles that are parked on the street under covers.
The group are not disturbed by members of the public, but are clearly deterred after lifting the covers to inspect the motorcycles.
One of the would-be-thieves is wearing a hi-viz vest.
Amazing that we now have a situation in London where thieves wear HI-VIZ clothing https://t.co/XzGBrlFouG— Jeremy Vine (@theJeremyVine) January 12, 2016
According to the Evening Standard the incident has been reported to police.
Vine told the newspaper: "What amazes me is just how brazen this is. They are in no rush at all.
"The fact they are wearing hi-viz clothing also caught my eye because it seems they don't care."
Vine's video has been viewed more than 5,000 times.