A automotive supplier who used vivid CCTV footage to trace down and confront an alleged automotive thief after his automobile was stolen from the dealership forecourt has slammed police for his or her inaction.
Michael Kiernan Vehicles gross sales government Paddy Collins took to social media to share pictures of the person who allegedly smashed an workplace window to steal his keys earlier than making off in his 14-plate Mercedes-Benz A-Class hatchback.
However he discovered police unwilling to assist when he positioned the suspect on at his residence simply days after the incident on the retail enterprise on Birmingham Street, Ansley, close to Nuneaton, at round 11am on April 14.
Collins stated police refused to attend when he positioned and confronted the person proven in CCTV footage – who denied any involvement when questioned – and later acquired an e mail stating that there can be no investigation for an extra “week or so”.
“I’ve mainly achieved the police’s work and handed them this man on a plate, however they’re doing nothing”, stated an indignant Collins, whose automobile was not positioned by his investigative efforts.
He stated: “The message I obtained from the police was that the investigating officer was on nights and would then be on annual go away, so it might be eight days earlier than they may examine.
“I can’t imagine it. I used to be truly stood in entrance of this man on the telephone to police they usually wouldn’t come.
“The individual we discovered was positively the person within the CCTV footage. There’s little doubt. He has a really distinctive tattoo.”
Collins stated that he had been working for Michael Kiernan Vehicles, which is owned and operated by David Kiernan, for round a 12 months and had not skilled any crime on the enterprise previously.
Now he simply needs motion from police to reassure him that this and future points shall be handled.
“After what’s occurred up to now, I’ve no religion within the police,” he stated.
A spokesperson for Warwickshire Police advised AM: “We have been known as at 11.15am on 14 April to a report of a housebreaking and a automotive theft at a premises on Birmingham Street, Ansley.
“Enquiries are ongoing. If anybody witnessed the incident or any suspicious behaviour within the space, please name Warwickshire Police on 101 quoting incident quantity 93 of 14 April.”