Car stolen while man pops to the loo in North Woolwich pub

Opportunistic thieves stole a car with a personalised number plate worth £10,000 while a man was visiting the toilet.

The 51-year-old victim, from Hertfordshire, parked his black Honda Legend at the back of the Royal Standard pub on Pier Road, North Woolwich on Tuesday March 19 from 7pm to 9.35pm.

After leaving his car locked and secure, he entered the pub. During the evening, he checked went to toilet with his jacket draped over the bar stool.

On his return, he searched his pockets to find thieves had stolen his car keys, house keys, cigarettes, and a pack of tissues.

His £15,000 car, bearing a distinctive number plate reading ‘ELKIE’, had been stolen and the victim estimates there are only 400 cars of that make in the country.

Anyone with information about the car’s whereabouts or the thieves is urged to contact the police on non-emergency number 101 quoting the reference 5307343/13 or to remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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