'˜I'll find him': Victim of Southsea thief vows to track down crook who stole his walletÂ

A DISGUSTED BMW owner has vowed to track down the man responsible for breaking into his £40,000 motor and stealing his wallet.

Monday, 24th September 2018, 3:37 pm
Updated Monday, 24th September 2018, 4:43 pm
Heinrich Makkink. whose BMW was broken into and who has identified the thief after he tracked down footage of the offence. Picture Ian Hargreaves (180923-1_BMW)

Heinrich Makkink was shocked when he saw the driver's side of his BMW 3 Series had been smashed on Thursday evening.

But that shock soon turned to fury when he realised his wallet had been stolen '“ and that his bank cards had been used to buy £78 of cigarettes and scratch cards.

Now the 28-year-old has vowed to make sure the low-life responsible is found and brought to justice.

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The incident was reported to police on Friday but Mr Makkink has since launched his own investigation to track down the thief, who he believes was captured moments before the crime on his car's automatic dash cam.

He said: '˜This makes me sick to think this person is still out there. 

'˜It's disgusting that people can do this and just get away with it. I want him found.'

The crime took place in Castle Road, Southsea, at about 9.15pm.

Mr Makkink said footage from his car's camera showed a man loitering near it in the moments before the crime.

Wearing a dark hoodie and holding a bike, the man can be seen to approach the BMW before he disappears from frame. Then, seconds later, a loud smash can be heard as the window is broken.

Using details from his bank, Mr Makkink has managed to track down where his card was used and has approached the shops to obtain the CCTV footage.

He said: '˜He bought scratch cards and cigarettes from Spar, in Osborne Road. He then went to Cornucopia next door and then the Premier Shop, in Clarendon Road.

'˜I have got footage of him waiting to carry out the attempt. He was outside my car and then left, coming back ten minutes later and breaking in.'

Hampshire police confirmed it was investigating the theft.

A spokeswoman from the force said: '˜Investigations are ongoing and there are no arrests at this time.'

Witnesses should call police on 101, quoting reference 44180357375