Car thieves have stolen the same BMW for the second time in one week, despite the owner blocker it in by a metal gate and another car.
The white One Series was taken from outside a house in Liverpool, in the early hours of Tuesday, just seven days after it was stolen for the first time.
The thieves broke into the house where the car was parked on Tuesday, July 9 and stole the keys before making off with the vehicle.
Police managed to track the vehicle and return it to its owner, who asked not to be identified.
He said: “We got the car back at the weekend, but the number plates had been taken off, so I parked it in the driveway and attempted to block it in so no-one could get near it.”
The owner parked the car behind closed gates, wheelie bins and another parked car before covering it in tarpaulin.
Despite this, the thieves who still had the keys from the first burglary, managed to bypass these security measures in less than 40 seconds.
CCTV showed the two men approach the car, as a vehicle pulls alongside them in the street.
One of the thieves moved the wheelie bins out of the way while the other entered the car with the key they stole a week earlier.
The vehicle that arrived with the thieves was used to ram the car blocking the BMW in.
The owner added: “I couldn’t believe they had come back for it already.
“I had been looking into getting an immobiliser for it, but it’s only been a couple of days, and I haven’t had a chance to get it sorted.
“I don’t even want the car back now, they are clearly professionals and the safety of the people in this house is more important than any car.”
A Mersey Police spokesman said: “We are appealing for information after a car was stolen from a driveway in the early hours of Tuesday.
“A report was received that a white BMW 135i was taken from the driveway on Finch Lane at around 0.15am.
“Anyone with information is asked to contact Merseyside Police social media desk via Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook Merseyside Police CC.”