This is the bizarre moment brazen thieves were caught on CCTV stealing a bonnet and bumper from a car which was parked in a residential street.
Footage shows the two crooks crawling under the Vauxhall Corsa before carefully stripping it for parts.
The video shows the men targeting the car which was parked in St Saviours Road, Saltley, Birmingham, between 4am and 5am on May 13.
They also smashed another car window to remove the front windscreen.
West Midlands Police released the 28-second clip as they warn drivers about a spate of similar thefts in recent months.
Since last October, there have been more than 30 thefts in the east of Birmingham.
Sergeant Barry Marnell said: “We are looking into the rise we have seen in car parts being stolen including car lights, bumpers and even bonnets.
“There doesn’t seem to be a particular year of car that the thieves are after other than them being slightly older than the current models and I would urge anyone that sees anyone who is acting like they are working on a car to be mindful.
“It appears it is just the car parts they are after and we have reason to believe they are then being used to modify or repair other cars.
“We need the public’s help and ask them to report anything they see that appears unusual.”