Three thieves were jailed after a council CCTV operator spotted them loitering near a parked car.
Camera operators saw known crook John Joe Smith and a friend hanging around Wormwood Scrubs on the evening of Tuesday, June 19, and watched them smash the car window and steal a bag.
Police were called and arrested the pair along with Smith’s brother, Danny, who had arrived later.
John Smith, 22, of Brackenbury Gardens, Hammersmith, and Jamal Simpson, 23, of Richford Street, Hammersmith, each admitted theft from a vehicle when they appeared at West London Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, June 21, and were sentenced to six weeks jail. Slough resident Danny Smith, 24, was jailed for six weeks on Monday, July 9.
DC Robert Rodak said: “This would not have been possible without the CCTV team’s vigilance.”