Burglars take 18 seconds to smash way into home on busy street in broad daylight

Shocking video has emerged showing three burglars taking just 18 seconds to kick their way into a home in broad daylight on a busy street.

The clip shows the gang reverse their car into the drive, check the door and then boot their way in as traffic passes just a few metres away.

The brazen crooks are believed to have struck in Batley, West Yorkshire, although this has not been confirmed.

The timestamp on the video shows that it was recorded on November 29 at around 15:30.

The footage appears to have been taken from CCTV attached to the property but the identity of the victims is presently unknown.

The video shows the men approach the house in what appears to be a Volkswagen Golf as they reverse on to the drive.

Once the getaway car comes to a stop all three men bundle out of the car leaving the doors open, each of them are wearing gloves and two of them are wearing baseball caps, and one even appears to be wearing slippers.

Cars and a van can be seen driving on the road with the drivers and passengers seemingly oblivious to the criminal behaviour happening nearby.

One of the burglars checks the front door is locked. The three make no attempt to disguise their identities.

One man takes a run up and kicks the door, which remains shut. But on the second attempt, the door bursts open and the trio run in.

From opening the getaway car doors to getting in to the property takes 18 seconds.

The footage was posted to a Yorkshire Facebook group.

Jhabran Kahn posted: “That’s pretty clear, zoom in and send off to the police. Also the registration is visible.

"I’m surprised nobody saw this, considering it happened on a main road that during the day light!”

Robert Ian Hardy added: “Looks like they knew which house to do obviously knew no one was home even with the car outside.”

Adil Khan wrote: “Man’s got slippers on, who goes on a robbery in slippers unless it’s a rush job?”

Marion Walker said: “What’s so scary is that it only took two quick kicks to break the lock get in the house!”

Robert Ian Hardy added: “People doing this when caught should be given a 10 year sentence for the financial and heartbreak they cause people. If they ever did mine while I was in they’d know about cowards.”

West Yorkshire police have been approached for comment.

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