Video: Man caught on CCTV camera ‘vandalising a car with a rock’ in York

In these stills from the CCTV footage (left to right) the man picks up an object near the gatepost, apparently uses it to scratch the bonnet of the car, and then legs it. Photograph: CCTV / North Yorkshire Police
15 Feb 2016 @ 4.15 pm
| Crime

This is the shocking moment when a man apparently used a rock to vandalise a car in York.

CCTV footage clearly shows the man approach a car in Layerthorpe. He picks up an object, which looks like a rock, from the ground near a gatepost.

He then walks over to the Honda Civic and appears to gouge the bonnet of the car with the object.

A few moments later he throws it to the ground and runs off.

The owner later reported that the car bonnet had been badly scratched, probably with a stone or part of a brick.

Altogether the vandalism caused £400 of damage.

The man throws the object away, in another still from the CCTV
The man throws the object away, in another still from the CCTV

The incident took place in the early hours of December 5, 2015.

Footage from the CCTV camera has been released by North Yorkshire Police. They would like to speak to the man in the footage, who had a distinctive pony tail.

Can you help police? Contact them using the numbers below.

north-yorkshire-police-logo-25How to help the police

Call North Yorkshire Police on 101, and ask for John Dibden
Or Crimestoppers 0800 555 111
Quote reference number 12150216326