"I hope he gets what he deserves": Video shows man break into Northampton student's £3K Volkswagen Polo in broad daylight

"I hope he gets caught and I hope he learns a lesson from this."

Friday, 21st May 2021, 3:29 pm
Updated Friday, 21st May 2021, 3:30 pm

A Northampton student has said she hopes the man who broke into her £3,000 Volkswagen Polo 'gets what he deserves' after smashing a window and taking her possessions.

Wiktoria Pilarczyk had her new car broken into between Sunday night (May 16) and Monday morning (May 17) in Cecil Road, Kingsthorpe, at around 5am by a man on a bicycle.

A neighbour's CCTV footage shows the man acting suspiciously in the street and finally deciding to smash into Wiktoria's car, taking her bank card, purse with £50 inside and ID.

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Footage of the man breaking into Wiktoria's car

The Kingsthorpe College student said: "I sat down in my car and saw my whole passenger window was broken into and smashed.

"I got out and called the police straight away. I was very annoyed - as you would be. I have been parking there for three years now; this was out of nowhere. I was confused as to why he did it."

Wiktoria appreciates she should not have left her valuables in the car but says she 'completely forgot' about them.

The 18-year-old said: "My valuables were well hidden. I completely forgot about leaving them in the car. I wouldn't have left them there on purpose. You'd think it would be ok, but Kingsthorpe is Kingsthorpe at times.

"I have spoken to the police. I hope he gets caught and I hope he learns a lesson from this. I'm not angry, I just hope he gets what he deserves. It's not right what he did.

"I worked hard to save up for the car. It's a kick in the teeth."

A Northamptonshire Police spokeswoman said: "This happened in Cecil Road between 9.30pm on Sunday, May 16, and midday on Monday, May 17, when the unknown offender/s smashed the window of a grey VW Polo and stole a purse.

"Witnesses or anyone with information should call us on 101."

The video was posted on Spotted Kingsthorpe's Facebook page and was shared more than 500 times.

One person commented saying: "We all make mistakes but we are just really unlucky when someone takes advantage of your mistakes

"Don’t feel too bad, it happens to us all at some time in our lives."

Another wrote: "Shouldn't matter what she leaves in her car. It's her car, her stuff."