Police are appealing for witnesses and information after a woman’s prosthetic legs were stolen from inside her car.
Officers from Hammersmith and Fulham received a report of a theft from a motor vehicle on Sunday, 26 November.
The theft took place from a vehicle parked on Michael Road, SW6, between 2.30pm and 4.30pm that day.
It is believed that two males on scooters smashed both the car’s passenger-side windows and stole two bags from the backseat – one containing three prosthetic legs and one containing a laptop.
The victim, aged in her 40s, was in a nearby restaurant at the time of the offence. When she returned to her vehicle and discovered the theft she alerted the police.
Inspector Darren Desa, of Hammersmith and Fulham Borough, said: “This is a heinous crime where heartless thieves have stolen the victim’s personal property, including her prosthetic legs. This is extremely distressing for the victim.
“We would appeal for any witnesses or anyone with information to contact us as soon as possible.
“I would also appeal to anyone who knows where the prosthetic legs are to do the right thing and hand them in to police or inform police where they are. They are of no use to anyone but the victim.”
No arrests have been made. Enquiries continue.
Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 or Tweet @MetCC.
Information can also be reported anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or at crimestoppers-uk.org.