Snatched in a second: CCTV shows speed of theft

Londoners are warned all the time to beware of thieves who target expensive mobiles, tablets and laptops - and these men found out to their cost exactly why.

Enjoying a meal outside in Marylebone, they became a victim of an audacious snatch and grab.

A man in motorcycle gear walked calmly up to their table, and lifted a laptop from under their noses. They attempted to give chase, but the thief speed off on a motor scooter with a nearby accomplice.

CCTV from the L'autre Pied restaurant shows just how quickly the theft happened.